chapter  9
10 Pages

Measuring Performance — National Contexts and Local Realities

ByA. Riley Kathryn, Desmond L. Nuttall

Over the past decade, the development of measures to assess public sector performance in the United Kingdom has been a growth industry: much influenced by the election of a radical Conservative government in 1979. That government and subsequent Conservative administrations have sought to control public expenditure and assert a new managerialist order based on the three Es of: economy, efficiency and effectiveness.