Which are the best performing government departments? (2013/4 update)

A year ago, I blogged about the best-performing government departments, judged by the traffic light ratings of the Major Projects Authority.

Last year, the data was buried — release on a Friday at 5pm. This year’s release of the MPA ratings has been buried beneath the local election results.

You can find this year’s data on the gov.uk website. The data refer to evaluations made as of September 2013 — so really, we’re comparing 2012 to 2013.

When we average department ratings, how does their relative performance change?
Here’s a table which will help (apologies for tabular presentation – but plotting this as a slopegraph is awkward).






















Dept 2012 2013 Change
CO 3.20 2.88 -0.33
DoH 3.71 2.96 -0.75
DEFRA 3.50 3.00 -0.50
DfID 4.00 3.00 -1.00
HMT 2.50 3.00 0.50
HO 3.42 3.15 -0.27
DCMS 2.80 3.17 0.37
MOD 3.46 3.24 -0.22
DfT 3.47 3.25 -0.22
MoJ 3.50 3.33 -0.17
DWP 3.33 3.36 0.03
FCO 3.67 3.40 -0.27
ONS 2.80 3.40 0.60
BIS 3.50 3.45 -0.05
DECC 5.00 3.50 -1.50
DfE 3.50 3.50 0.00
DCLG 3.25 3.67 0.42
HMRC 3.67 3.75 0.08
NS& I 2.00 5.00 3.00

In terms of relative improvement — bouquets to NS&I, ONS, HMT, and DCLG; brickbats to DECC, DfID, and DoH.

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