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Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM)


Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM)

Subject Keywords: Strategic policy and resources framework
Type: Contact/Organisation
Region: Northern Ireland

The overall aim of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) is to contribute to and oversee the co-ordination of Executive policies and programmes to deliver a peaceful, fair, equal and prosperous society.


In pursuing this aim, the key interlinked objectives of the Department are:
  • - Driving investment and sustainable development: Through regeneration of strategic former military sites; promoting effective long-term capital planning and delivery; and, promoting the Executive’s policy interests internationally.
  • - Tackling Disadvantage and Promoting Equality of Opportunity: By driving a programme across Government to reduce poverty; promoting and protecting the interests of children, older people, people with disabilities, victims and survivors, and other socially excluded groups; addressing inequality and disadvantage; and, drive the delivery of Government responsibilities in a sustainable manner.
  • - The effective operation of the institutions of government in the delivery of an agreed Programme for Government: By providing a central source of information, co-ordination and advice to departments on Executive, Assembly, and legislative procedures; co-ordinating and reviewing the Programme for Government; driving the more efficient and sustainable use of capital assets across Government; and, ensuring the structure of public administration is efficient, effective and sustainable.



Rights: © Crown copyright
Suggested citation:

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM). (2014) Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 12th November 2019].


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