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Review of Evidence on Broad Outcome of Public Sector Management Regime

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  • Murray Petrie
  • David Webber

    (The Economics and Strategy Group)

The paper summarises research material on the outcomes of the public sector management regime, with an emphasis on material produced from 1995 to 1999, covering the core public sector and Crown Entities. It identifies an apparent consensus about the strengths and weaknesses of the regime and evidence to support the consensus. Strengths include: more efficient production of outputs; a more responsive and innovative public sector delivering better services; improved financial accountability; and improved overall fiscal control. The main weaknesses identified relate to the effectiveness of the regime in delivering outcomes. The paper notes a widespread perception of a lack of empirical data on the effects of the reforms and comments on areas where further evaluation may be desirable.

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Paper provided by New Zealand Treasury in its series Treasury Working Paper Series with number 01/06.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 2001
Handle: RePEc:nzt:nztwps:01/06
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  1. Graham Scott, 1995. "New Zealand’s Fiscal Responsibility Act," Agenda - A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics, vol. 2(1), pages 3-16.
  2. M. Cangiano, 1996. "Accountability and Transparency in the Public Sector; The New Zealand Experience," IMF Working Papers 96/122, International Monetary Fund.
  3. John Mendzela, 1994. "Improving the Management of a Central Bank; A Case Study," IMF Working Papers 94/37, International Monetary Fund.
  4. N/A, 1999. "Documents," South Asian Survey, , vol. 6(1), pages 109-113, March.
  5. Graham C. Scott, 1996. "Government Reform in New Zealand," IMF Occasional Papers 140, International Monetary Fund.
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