Implementation Readiness Assessments (IRAs) are short, independent reviews that provide additional assurance to Government and your entity on how well practical delivery issues are being addressed.
It is anticipated that only a small number of IRAs will be commissioned each year for New Policy Proposals that are considered high risk. There are no financial thresholds for the IRA. Rather, your proposal may be subject to an IRA where the Government considers that an independent assurance review is required to increase confidence in the effectiveness of your programme’s implementation strategy.
You can find further information about IRAs in the Guidance on Assurance Reviews Process Resource Management Guide No.106.