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DP0810 The Performance Metrics Boom and Parliamentary Scrutiny and Evidence

Abstract This paper deals with a series of questions which are posed in relation to performance metrics and the practices of parliamentarians as ‘end-users’ scrutinising and evaluating public policies.… read more

DP0809 A Review of Empirical Research on Politicians’ Behaviour as End-users of Performance Metrics

Introduction This working paper briefly sets out the background to the current project and reviews in detail seven key empirical studies, which examined the behaviour of politicians as ‘end-users’… read more

DP0806 Has Social Care Performance in England Improved? An Analysis of Performance Ratings across Social Services Organisations

Abstract: Performance measurement in the English public sector has been implemented in a top-down manner.  The mechanics of this regime (centralised targets, public reporting of performance data and the… read more