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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
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Spending Review 2015

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 ‘Government’s management of its performance: progress with single departmental plans’.

Published:
21 Jul 2016
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Outcome-based payment schemes: government’s use of payment by results

Payment by results (PbR) schemes are hard to get right, and are risky and costly for commissioners. Credible evidence for claimed benefits of PbR is now needed.

Published:
19 Jun 2015
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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