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Selective Indicators For Measuring And Evaluating Performance In The Public Sector


  • Tăvală Florina-Maria

    (“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu)


It has long been considered that in the public sector we cannot talk about performance,arguing that through the very content of the fundamental objective of the public management the possibility of accepting this concept is eliminated, but the limits of such thinking have long been overcome in the public management from developed countries, after a good number of years the subject was in the debate of the theoreticians and practitioners. In the present paper, I wanted to show that the process of measuring the performance in the public sector involves selecting, defining and applying a set of indicators that quantifies the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization, program, activity, process or service analyzed based on inputs, outputs, results and impact. The paper aims, in this respect, to analyze these performance indicators, having as reference point the good practices in the field of performance measurement at the level of the Supreme Audit Institutions. I focused on this selective performance measurement group as the issue of performance and performance indicators measurement has been the focus of attention at the level of the European Court of Auditors and other Supreme Audit Institutions, both for audit activities and for non-audit activities, this was in order to measure the progress in achieving the objectives of the annual activity program as well as the strategic objectives of the institution.

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  • Tăvală Florina-Maria, 2017. "Selective Indicators For Measuring And Evaluating Performance In The Public Sector," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 12(2), pages 29-40, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:12:y:2017:i:2:p:29-40

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