Major Public Projects and the Promise of Executive Accountability
This research explores the accountability of UK senior civil servants involved with major public projects. It considers how Project Directors and Senior Responsible Owners make sense of the multiplicity of possible accountability relationships and what impact this has on their management of the projects. The current focus is on those largest, most innovative, and highest risk projects that form part of the £400 billion investment within the UK Government Major Projects Portfolio.
The research is part of the Cabinet Office ‘Project X’ research activity, which is being coordinated by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.