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The International Civil Service Effectiveness Project

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The International Civil Service Effectiveness (InCiSE) Index draws together a wealth of existing data to help countries determine how their central civil services are performing and learn from each other. It has been published by the Blavatnik School of Government and the Institute for Government.

This GitHub site and repositories provide open source access to the InCiSE materials and code. In due course it will provide:

About InCiSE

The InCiSE project is a collaboration between the Blavatnik School of Government and the Institute for Government. It is supported by the UK Civil Service and has been funded by the Open Society Foundations.

The Index is focused on the central government civil service, not the public service more generally. It does not aim to be definitive and it is not possible to directly compare scores between the 2017 and 2019 results.

The InCiSE index has been designed on a framework developed in discussion with officials from national governments, international organisations, civil society partners and academics. This framework defines 17 functions and attributes that contribute to civil service effectiveness - at present, due to data availability, only 12 have been included in the index. These functions and attributes, collectively called indicators, are then disaggregated into individual metrics.