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A Framework for Public Sector Performance Contracting

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  • Murray Petrie

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OECD Member countries have grown increasingly interested in the use of contract type arrangements in the 1990s as a means of improving public sector performance. This interest reflects a number of broad challenges to traditional governance structures. These challenges include the demand for greater efficiency through highly adaptive and flexible public sectors and the increasing pressure of accumulated public debt and fiscal deficits. "Governments must strive to do things better, with fewer resources, and, above all, differently."

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Article provided by OECD Publishing in its journal OECD Journal on Budgeting.

Volume (Year): 1 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 117-153

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Handle: RePEc:oec:govkaa:5lmqcr2k6thk

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Cited by:
  1. Ian Lienert, 2005. "Are Laws Needed for Public Management Reforms," IMF Working Papers 05/62, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Jan Mattijs, 2007. "Belgique, terre de contrats: le contexte managérial, juridique et l'économie politique du mouvement de contractualisation en Belgique fédérale," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/14888, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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