The Performance Framework of the Australian Government, 1987 to 2011.

  • Mackay K
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This article analyses the performance frameworks adopted by successive Australian governments since 1987. One highlight was a formal evaluation strategy managed by the Department of Finance to support high-quality policy advice and budget decision making. The replacement of this strategy by a decentralised system of performance indicators is also discussed, together with the quality of government decision making. Lessons for other countries are also highlighted. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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  • AUSTRALIA -- Politics & government -- 1945-
  • Australia
  • DECENTRALIZATION in management
  • DECISION making
  • accountability
  • audit
  • budgetary decision making
  • eualuation strategy
  • gouernment monitoring and reuiew
  • gouernrnent service delivery
  • intergovernmental relations
  • outcomes and outputs
  • performance indicators
  • public sector management
  • role of finance ministry

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  • Keith Mackay

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