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Monday, 8th June, 2009

Public Services in the 2010s: Prosperity, Austerity and Recovery

What Have We Learnt?

Friday 11 December 2009, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

The Public Services Programme will be holding a conference to draw together the programme findings, summarize what we have learnt, and explore the applications for the future. The questions asked by the Programme – such as who sees what as good performance, what are the scope and limits of management-by-numbers approaches to public services, and how various kinds of incentives shape public service performance, to name only three – are just as relevant for times of fiscal austerity as they are for times of plenty. So this conference will draw on what we’ve learnt from nearly 50 research projects and over 100 conferences and workshops, to see how it can be applied to the challenges of managing public service performance in the 2010s in the UK and elsewhere. It will combine a poster show and displays of publications with panels and round tables, including contributions from Sir Gus O’Donnell (UK Cabinet Secretary) and Martin Weale (Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research).

To register your interest in attending please email us on public-services@politics.ox.ac.uk.