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Pivotal Report 2021 14 January 2021

New Decade, New Approach – one year on


The restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive in January 2020 was welcomed with enthusiasm, after three years without government. New Decade, New Approach laid out an ambitious agenda for investment and reform in public services, to address both short and long–term economic and social challenges. No one anticipated that the biggest challenge facing the new administration would be a global pandemic, and that Covid would dominate the new Executive’s first year.

This report explores:

  • How has the Executive functioned as a government during its first year?
  • What has the Executive achieved, including compared to headline commitments in New Decade, New Approach?
  • What should be the Executive’s priorities for 2021?
Read full report here