Policy paper

Major Projects Authority: mandate

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

The Prime Minister’s mandate outlines the role of the Major Projects Authority in improving the management of government projects.



The Major Projects Authority (MPA) was set up with a Prime Ministerial mandate in 2011. The mandate confirms the government’s commitment to re-establish world class project delivery in the civil service and improve project performance for the taxpayer. The mandate explains the common major project failings identified in the Major Project Review (2010), the MPA’s role, and how government departments should support the MPA.