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International Comparison of Public Sector Performance: The Use of Anchoring Vignettes to adjust Self-Reported Data
Thursday, February 4th, 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: International comparison of performance has become an influential lever for change in the provision of public… read more

Comparing How to Compare: An Evaluation of Alternative Performance Measurement Systems in the Field of Social Care
Thursday, February 4th, 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: Comparative performance evaluation has taken different forms depending upon the purposes of performance monitoring and the… read more

Wicked Comparisons: Reflections on Cross-national Research about Health Inequalities in the UK
Thursday, February 4th, 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: This article discusses a comparative study of how local actors tackle health inequalities in England, Scotland… read more

Validity, Utilization and Evidence-Based Policy: The Development and Impact of Performance Improvement Regimes in Local Public Services
Thursday, February 4th, 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: Over the last decade, external assessments of organizational effectiveness have played an increasingly pivotal role in… read more

Performance Regimes in Health Care: Institutions, Critical Junctures and the Logic of Escalation in England and the Netherlands
Thursday, February 4th, 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: The Netherlands and England are near neighbours whose health care systems have much in common and… read more

The Role of Public Services in State- and Nation-Building: Exploring Lessons from European History for Fragile States
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Program researcher Steven Van de Walle has published the following paper, The Role of Public Services in State- and Nation-Building: Exploring Lessons from European History for Fragile States, along… read more

Programme Policy Briefing paper “Managing by Numbers”
Monday, November 9th, 2009

A policy briefing paper “Managing by Numbers: the Way to Make Public Services Better?” by Christopher Hood, Ruth Dixon and Deborah Wilson has been published by the ESRC Public… read more

“Has social care performance in England improved? An analysis of performance ratings across social services organisations”
Friday, October 30th, 2009

Abstract: Performance measurement in the English public sector has been implemented in a top-down manner. This regime, comprising centralised targets, public reporting of data and the use of rewards… read more

The Economics of Public Sector Motivation
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

The Economics of Public Sector Motivation (pdf) Martin Karlsson (2008) OPI Issues related to public sector motivation (PSM) and donated labour have been receiving increasing attention in the economic… read more

Public Service Motivation and Performance Incentives
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Public Service Motivation and Performance Incentives: a literature review (pdf) Jerrett Myers There is a growing body of work on institutions, incentives and public sector performance. An important aspect… read more

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