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Choosing the right FABRIC

A joint publication by the NAO, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office, Audit Commission and Office for National Statistics summarising our common thinking on this subject, in particular the need for a good system of performance information to be Focused, Appropriate, Balanced, Robust, Integrated and Cost Effective.

Published:
20 Feb 2001

Costing Perfomance: Departmental Strategic Objectives

We commissioned some work with two volunteer Departments in Spring 2008 to assess the measurability, relevance and costability of Departmental Strategic Objectives – with a view to informing wider guidance on integrating financial and performance management and reporting.

Published:
1 Apr 2008
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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.

Published:
20 Dec 2013
Good practice from the Excellence in Reporting in the Public Sector Award

Good practice from the Excellence in Reporting in the Public Sector Award – Building Public Trust in Corporate Reporting Awards

The Building Public Trust Awards recognise outstanding corporate reporting that builds trust and transparency. This interactive document illustrates a range of good practice examples in public sector reports.

Published:
18 Apr 2017
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Government’s management of its performance: progress with single departmental plans

There have been improvements in the way government plans and manages public sector activity, but the NAO does not consider that there exists a coherent, enduring framework for planning and management.

This report is published alongside ‘Spending Review 2015’.

Published:
21 Jul 2016