Concepts and Indicators of Local Authority Performance: An Evaluation of the Statutory Frameworks in England and Wales

Posted: 15 Dec 2002

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George Boyne

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Abstract

A conceptual framework for evaluating statutory performance indicators for local authorities is developed. The framework, which contains 14 dimensions of organizational performance, is then applied to the indicators set for local government from 1993/94 to 2001/02. The results show that the validity and comparability of the indicators has improved substantially over time. However, a critical weakness that remains is the absence of indicators that link spending with service outcomes. Such indicators are essential if judgements about value for money and Best Value are to be made.

Suggested Citation

Boyne, George, Concepts and Indicators of Local Authority Performance: An Evaluation of the Statutory Frameworks in England and Wales. Public Money and Management, Vol. 22, pp. 17-24, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=312832

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