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

Appendix 4: Additional Resources

The following resources provide useful performance indicators, discuss measurement approaches, and provide useful ways of analysing performance and presenting results:

Australia, Productivity Commission: efficiency, equity and effectiveness measures for major Government services (http://www.pc.gov.au/gsp/reports/rogs/2006/index.html)

Canada, Alberta, Measuring Up – financial and outcome reporting on major objectives

(http://www.finance.gov.ab.ca/publications/measuring/measup05/measup05.pdf)

NZ, Pathfinder: principles for identifying relevant outcome indicator and impact measures (http://io.ssc.govt.nz/pathfinder/information.asp, Building Blocks 1-5 and Lessons Learnt)

NZ, Pharmac and Treasury: guidance on cost-utility and cost-benefit analysis

NZ, Ministry of Health, 2001: Evidence-based health objectives for the New Zealand Health Strategy

NZ, State Services Commission: Performance Measurement: Advice and examples on how to develop effective frameworks (http://www.ssc.govt.nz/performance-measurement)

NZ Treasury: The Strategy Primer lists measurement and governance considerations

UK, Treasury: PSA Public Performance Reporting – measures, targets and interpretation (http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/documents/public_spending_and_services/publicservice_performance/pss_perf_index.cfm)

UN World Food Programme: Logic model-based monitoring and evaluation guidelines (http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/ko/mekb_module_7.pdf)

USA, federal departments, performance reports: output and effectiveness measures with time series comparisons (eg, http://www.dot.gov/perfacc2005/toc.htm)

USA, making managing for results manageable (http://www.resultsaccountability.com/)

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