Theories of Performance: Organizational and Service Improvement in the Public Domain
English | November 19, 2010 | ISBN-10: 0199575967 | 256 pages | PDF | 2.55 MB
How well do governments do in converting the resources they take from us, like taxes, into services that improve the well-being of individuals, groups, and society as a whole? In other words: how well do they perform?
This question has become increasingly prominent in public debates over the past couple of decades, especially in the developed world but also in developing countries. As the state has grown during the second half of the 20th century, so pressures to justify its role in producing public services have also increased. Governments across the world have implemented all sorts of policies aimed at improving performance.