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A Framework for Public Sector Performance Contracting


  • Murray Petrie


OECD Member countries have grown increasingly interested in the use ofcontract type arrangements in the 1990s as a means of improving public sectorperformance. This interest reflects a number of broad challenges to traditionalgovernance structures. These challenges include the demand for greater efficiencythrough highly adaptive and flexible public sectors and the increasing pressure ofaccumulated public debt and fiscal deficits. "Governments must strive to dothings better, with fewer resources, and, above all, differently."

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  • Murray Petrie, 2002. "A Framework for Public Sector Performance Contracting," OECD Journal on Budgeting, OECD Publishing, vol. 1(3), pages 117-153.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:govkaa:5lmqcr2k6thk

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    1. 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.
    2. Ian Lienert, 2005. "Are Laws Needed for Public Management Reforms? An International Comparison," IMF Working Papers 05/62, International Monetary Fund.

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