Definition of joined-up government in US English:

joined-up government

noun

British
  • A method of government characterized by effective communication between different departments and coordination of policies.

    ‘there is an obvious lack of joined-up government here’
    • ‘The reversal of his plans to reform Executive budgeting will come as a major blow, not only personally but to so-called joined-up government.’
    • ‘To secure buy-in to an industrial strategy from across all departments requires truly joined-up government.’
    • ‘The key to joined-up government is to learn about shared purpose, teamwork, partnerships and building relationships.’
    • ‘It is not impossible to imagine a future for Scotland in which joined-up government has forged a joined-up transport network.’
    • ‘We are witnessing the opposite of joined-up government, with individual departments undermining the Government's policy of increasing the use of post offices.’
    • ‘We would like to see much more joined-up Government thinking about aid and action against corruption.’
    • ‘The Department of Social Affairs came out of the Prime Minister's passing enthusiasm for joined-up government.’
    • ‘We do not consider this good value for money or good joined-up government.’
    • ‘There is a golden opportunity for joined-up Government here, and a real risk that the opportunity will be missed.’
    • ‘The notion that joined-up government will fall apart if departments are geographically dispersed is, in this the era of new communications technology, patently absurd.’
    • ‘The Government's commitment to joined-up Government in working across departments is a good start for a co-ordinated national policy approach.’