OECD Journal on Budgeting

The OECD Journal on Budgeting is published three times per year. It draws on the best of the recent work of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO), as well as special contributions from finance ministries, academics and experts in the field and makes it available to a wider community in an accessible format. The journal provides insight on leading-edge institutional arrangements, systems and instruments for the allocation and management of resources in the public sector.

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Is New Public Management Really Dead?

This article, originally presented as a keynote speech at the June 2009 meeting of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials, explores the state of new public management from the perspective of current political theory and presents relevant findings from a 2009 OECD comparative study, “Value for Money”. JEL classification: H830. Keywords: New public management; NPM; public administration; Dunleavy; public governance reform; value for money.


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