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Performance measurement

Performance measurement is about understanding what we get for the money we spend. The NAO provides direct support to colleagues across government, helping them to:

develop performance frameworks and indicators
improve data quality
track performance and report to Board members and the public
use performance measures to improve or incentivise performance
link performance to resource allocation decisions
undertake organisational assessments.

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Managing and removing foreign national offenders

The Home Office has made slower progress than expected in managing foreign national offenders, despite increased resources and tougher powers.

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22 Oct 2014

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Evaluation in Government

Treasury expects all departments to evaluate the ex post impacts and costs of all their interventions, including spending, taxation and regulation. This activity should provide valuable information on the cost-effectiveness of government interventions, for the purposes of accountability and to learn lessons to improve current and future policies.

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20 Dec 2013

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Departmental Overview: A Summary of the NAO’s work on the Ministry of Defence 2011-12.

This Departmental Overview is one of 15 we have produced covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Ministry of Defence during 2011-2012.

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8 Apr 2013

Public Audit Forum performance indicators

In 2007, the five UK audit agencies jointly launched a set of indicators for each of five corporate service activities – estates management, finance, human resources, ICT, and procurement. Two further services were subsequently added – communications and legal.

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1 Jun 2011

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Option Appraisal: Making informed decisions in Government

Option appraisal is crucial to ensure Government decisions are fully informed and based on robust evidence. Appraisals can be applied at project, programme or policy levels, and have particular value when there is pressure to reduce costs while minimising effects on frontline services or the wider economy.

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26 May 2011

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Performance Frameworks and Board Reporting II

Being able to measure performance is a key step to managing performance. Most organisations in the public and private sectors use formal performance frameworks as a means to secure coherent performance management and report progress to their boards.

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13 May 2011

Briefing for Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee: Analysis of the Extent of the Review by Government Departments

Post Implementation Review of Statutory Instruments: Analysis of the extent of the review by Government departments

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23 Nov 2009

Public Administration Select Committee: Cabinet Office Performance Briefing

This briefing has been prepared for the Public Administration Select Committee to provide an overview of the work and performance of the Cabinet Office in the financial year 2007-08 and subsequent months.

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16 Dec 2008

NAO Review of the Performance of the Ministry of Defence 2007-08

This briefing has been prepared for the Defence Committee of the House of Commons to provide an overview of the work and performance of the Ministry of Defence in the financial year 2007-08 and subsequent months.

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4 Nov 2008

NAO Briefing for the Treasury Select Committee – Performance of HM Treasury 2007-08

This briefing has been prepared for the Treasury Select Committee (the Committee) to provide an overview of the work and performance of HM Treasury in the financial year 2007-08 and subsequent months. This briefing focuses upon the Treasury’s internal management and its financial position as a department in its own right.

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30 Oct 2008

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