Synopsis: Below you will find details of Research Publications which have been prepared by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) for the Committee for the Executive Office in 2021.
The Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol: EU Response to Command Paper
- Date: 18/11/2021
This briefing paper addresses a query from the Committee for the Executive Office. It is the second of two papers which provide an overview of developments around the
Ireland / Northern Ireland Protocol (the Protocol) in 2021, since the issue of the UK
Government Command Paper, “The Northern Ireland Protocol: the way forward”.
The paper provides an overview of events in the autumn, before summarising the EU’s new set of proposals, which are in addition to the non-papers published in June. The paper concludes by briefly considering the role of the CJEU, State Aid and the Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (PPA).
This briefing paper has been prepared for the Committee for the Executive Office.
The committee asked for research on models of participatory policy-making, with examples from elsewhere, compared and contrasted with the Northern Ireland Civic Forum.
The Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol - UK Government Command Paper
- Date: 26/09/2021
This briefing paper addresses a query from the Committee for the Executive Office. It provides an overview of developments around the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol (the Protocol) in 2021, which preceded the issue of the UK Government Command Paper “The Northern Ireland Protocol: the way forward”.
The paper then considers the command paper and the proposals it contains, together with the EU’s present position and response to the paper.
A High Street Task Force for Northern Ireland: A Comparative Perspective
- Date: 24/06/2021
This Briefing Paper is provided to support the Committee for the Executive Office in its consideration and scrutiny of the development of a High Street Task Force for Northern Ireland. It is to support the Committee when comparing and assessing the effectiveness of a selection of national and international High Street Regeneration (HSR) examples. Specifically, the Paper presents evidence from six jurisdictions identified by the Committee, namely: Detroit (US); Toronto (Canada); Greater Manchester (UK); Lille (France); Gothenburg (Sweden); and, Berlin (Germany).
Programme for Government: Draft Outcomes Framework
- Date: 25/03/2021
This briefing note has been prepared for the Committee for the Executive Office, as an addendum to the paper entitled ‘Outcomes Based Accountability and the Programme for Government’ (NIAR 362-20, published 29th January 2021). The note details the key changes to outcomes since the first outcomes-based Programme for Government in 2016, and then considers the lack of detail in the draft Outcomes Framework beyond the nine proposed outcomes. Throughout, questions are specified which the committee may wish to consider.
The Executive's International Relations and comparisons with Scotland & Wales
- Date: 12/02/2021
This briefing provides information on the Northern Ireland Executive’s international relations strategy and places this in a comparative context, in which the approaches of the Scottish and Welsh governments are also detailed.
Outcomes Based Accountability and the Programme for Government
- Date: 29/01/2021
This research paper considers Outcomes Based Accountability, in the context of the publication of the Executive’s Outcomes Framework for consultation in January 2021. The paper has been developed in advance of the publication of a new Programme for Government (PfG) in 2021. The key points detail findings that may be of value when considering and scrutinising the new PfG, its delivery and the allocation of associated budgets.