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.

This Leverhulme Trust funded research programme is investigating four key assumptions of the recent reforms, while providing practical improvements to productivity measurement.



View biographies, research and media coverage by team members. Find out more.

Advisory group

During this large scale study, the team will be advised and guided by an Advisory Board made up of leading scholars and professionals in the field. Find out more.

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