Policy paper

Defra Improvement Plan

This Departmental Improvement Plan sets out what Defra will do to ensure the long term health and success of the department.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Defra Improvement Plan


This publication sets out where the department is, where it needs to get to, and what it is doing to ensure it gets there. The plan is based around the four critical themes of organisational effectiveness:

  • performance
  • efficiency and innovation
  • strategic direction
  • leadership of change

Our plan is owned by our board, and is part of a series of implementation plans for the different workstreams in our strategic alignment portfolio. The table of metrics sets out how frequently we will review these – in most cases, annually.

Find out more about departmental improvement plans.

Published 27 March 2014