Abdool Kara

Stop trying to explain away poor performance

02/08/2018

The sector needs to be more open and honest about poor performance, writes Abdool Kara.

Deals behind closed doors

14/08/2015

Chief executive of Swale BC, Abdool Kara says local government would be foolish to accede to the rules of a game set behind closed doors.

How is local government any different from the Co-operative Bank?

24/04/2014

Swale BC chief on what the Co-operative Bank could learn from local government.

A new Local Government Association

30/08/2011

Abdool Kara makes the case for an LGA as an advocate for better council services, rather than the trade body for councils and councillors.

Plugged In

14/09/2010

Don’t turn your back on inspection

28/07/2010

The end of the Comprehensive Area Assessment regime should not mean an end to vigorous self-inspection – or performance will drift downwards, warns Abdool Kara.

Plugged In

09/12/2009

Innovation is all well and god, but Abdool Kara argues that local government should focus on learning from the best

Plugged In

10/10/2008

Every so often, we search for a panacea for our woes – a silver bullet which will solve all our problems.

Plugged In

19/08/2008

Abdool Kara, deputy chief executive of Merton LBC, takes a look at the Comprehensire Area Assessment consultation.

Plugged In

14/05/2008

I have been reflecting on the 1 May local and mayoral elections, and the Hansard Society’s Audit of Political Engagement for 2008, while reading Al Gore’s The Assault On Reason – a stunning expose of the risks of democratic erosion.

Plugged In

27/03/2008

Recent experiences suggest that ‘satisfaction’ is seen as top of the performance tree, a position I personally cannot understand...

Plugged Inn

06/02/2008

Pluggedin

17/10/2007

My favourite philosopher was the American, John Rawls (1921-2002). He was most famous for the concept of the ‘original position’...

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