Monthly Archives: May 2013

Internal and external use of performance information

This new article in Public Money and Management presents some of the first results from the COCOPS top executive survey. The paper analyses how public managers use performance information. A sample of over 3,100 high-level public sector executives from six European countries, provided evidence of significant country variations. Considerable variations were also found in patterns of use in different policy fields; and performance indicators were not used as often in central government as in local and regional government. Implementation of performance management instruments in an organization had a strong effect on the actual use of performance information. Click here for the online version.