Managing Change in Local Governance

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Decentralisation has become an integral part of local government reform programmes in recent years. But how to put these changes into effect? This book explores the reasons for making these changes, and applies recent thinking in change management to the particular challenges facing all those who are seeking to make their local governance systems more responsive. Written by internationally renowned experts from the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham, UK, and advisers at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Managing Change in Local Governance looks at the key drivers for change in local government, and at the factors which those implementing change need to take into account to ensure success. For senior managers in local government, policy makers in ministries of local government, and students and researchers in public administration with an interest in local government issues.



Ontario's Municipal Performance Measurement Program: Fostering Innovation and Accountability in Local Government

Emerging from a period of reform in the municipal environment, the Ontario government in 2000 launched a mandatory performance measurement programme for municipalities in the province. The Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) requires municipalities to report annually on 54 measures of effectiveness and efficiency in 12 key service areas, The MPMP was designed to strengthen local accountability by keeping citizens informed about municipal service plans, standards, costs and value.


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