Better for less

Improving productivity in the public services

Public sector performance has long been a controversial topic attracting significant attention. Performance can be defined narrowly as productivity (output/input) or more broadly as effectiveness (output/goal). Following the recent financial crisis the government accelerated the pace of reform; expanding the competition and choice agenda, and opening up public services to a range of new providers.

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We are currently conducting the candidate assessment study and the Higher Education Survey.

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