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Demonstrating Performance: A Primer for Expenditure Reviews (June 2008)

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  • Demonstrating Performance: A Primer for Expenditure Reviews
  • Published: 26 Aug 2008
  • Status: Current
  • Author: The Treasury
  • Hard copy: Available in Adobe PDF format only. HTML version available on request from info@treasury.govt.nz.
  • Persistent URL for bibliographic use:
    http://purl.oclc.org/nzt/g-dper
 

Demonstrating Performance: A Primer for Expenditure Reviews

Published 26 Aug 2008

Demonstrating Performance is written as a primer for expenditure reviews and lays out principles (conditions) that underpin the effective design and management of major policy programmes. A framework is provided for telling Ministers, managers and the public about the efficiency and value of baseline (and new) spending.  Real examples of measures and results are used to illustrate the approach.

Contents

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Executive Summary

Purpose

Introduction

Pre-condition #1: Address Needs and Aspirations That Remain Relevant

Pre-condition #2: Clear Ends (Outcomes) and Means (Outputs and Coverage)

Pre-condition #3: Systems Are in Place to Verify Performance

Condition #4: Produced Cost Effectively and Efficiently

Condition #5: Delivery Meets Quantity and Quality Standards

Condition #6: Reach and Influence the Groups that Interventions Must Affect

Condition #7: Demonstrably Reduce Need by Improving Outcomes

So ... Do Major Interventions Perform Credibly?

Appendix 1: What Could a Credible ‘Performance Story’ Look Like?

Appendix 2: Is the Right Information Being Reported?

Appendix 3: Comparison Group Choices for Assessing Impact

Appendix 4: Additional Resources

demo-perf-aug08.pdf (xx KB) pp. 18
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