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Do You Get What You Pay For? Getting to Grips with Public Service Productivity

Any governmentís credibility is based largely on its ability to deliver efficient public services. One measure of the efficacy of government policy and the impact of reform is the productivity of public services. Whilst this Government places great importance on its performance indicators, with managers who fail to meet them given short shrift, the methods we employ for measuring public service productivity are a matter of debate. This conference provides an opportunity to debate these problems. The day offers two high-level overview papers, followed by more detailed examinations of the problems in particular services. Finally, the conference offers an analysis of the links between public service productivity and one major arena for reform; public sector pay setting.

The Public Services Programme jointly arranged this†event with the Centre for Market and Public Organisation†on 29th†September 2006. For more information visit the CMPO website.