About us

The North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (NWIEP) is a partnership dedicated to helping local authorities and their partners achieve efficiency and improvement objectives, as set out in the North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership Strategy. The NWIEP contributes towards the delivery of the North West's ambitious local-area and multi-area agreements by commissioning and co-ordinating support to drive improvement in public services for local people.

We are achieving our objectives by organising activity and investing resources across nine themes of activity, which are delivered through a combination of local support from five sub-regional partnerships and regional programmes delivered by themed partnerships. The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has made resources available for the NWIEP to help public sector organisations to help themselves improve and become more efficient.

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Click here to view: 'What has the NWIEP done for you?'

Our key focus is to support authorities to help themselves to deliver better services for local people that are at an affordable and sustainable cost.

The NWIEP will be working closely with local councils, police authorities, fire and rescue services and the health authorities to achieve the aims set out in our strategy, supported by the Government Office North West (GONW), Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), Audit Commission (AC), 4NW, North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA), the Homes and Communities Agency Academy and North West Employers Organisation (NWEO).

Following the end of the original three year mandate in July 2011, the region has agreed that a streamlined NWIEP should continue to promote innovation and drive improvements across the NW.  For information on our previous three years activities, please visit the 'Archive' pages.