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Comprehensive performance assessment - springboard or dead-weight?

Wilson, JE 2004, 'Comprehensive performance assessment - springboard or dead-weight?' , Public Money and Management, 24 (1) , pp. 63-68.

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Abstract

Since its election in 1997, the Labour Government in the UK has emphasised the need to improve the quality of public services. In the case of local government, this emphasis has led to the introduction of Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA). This article considers the merits of actual and intended CPA strategy within the wider context of public service performance measurement. The author concludes that the methodology leading to the December 2002 results and the intended way forward raise legitimate questions as to whether CPA can justifiably lay claim to being a comprehensive measure of performance.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government > JS3000-6949 Europe
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: ?? sch_sbs ??
Journal or Publication Title: Public Money and Management
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1467-9302
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2007 11:26
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/781

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