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Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU)

The PMDU is part of the Delivery and Transformation Group (DTG) in the Cabinet Office. DTG takes forward the key themes of delivery, performance, capability and transformation. All contribute to helping Government to deliver better and more efficient public services.

PMDU does this by:

The key features of the PMDU's work are:

The PMDU works in partnership with the Treasury, No.10, other parts of the Cabinet Office and stakeholder departments, to assess delivery and provide performance management for key delivery areas, and has a shared responsibility with the Treasury for the joint Public Service Agreement (PSA) target:

‘Improve public services by working with departments to help them meet their PSA targets consistently with fiscal rules.’

The PMDU is headed at permanent secretary level by Ian Watmore. The structure is: small delivery teams each led by a senior civil servant; an analytic function; and, a commissioned projects team. The strategic direction, development of delivery knowledge, communications, people and performance development of the unit is led by three directors working closely with PMDU's head and the Chief of Staff. Staff are drawn from across the civil service, from elsewhere in the public sector and from major consultancies. The PMDU also draws on the expertise of a wider group of Associates with experience of successful delivery in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Contact details: The PMDU: 020 7270 5867 or