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Public Administration after "New Public Management"

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Public administration has entered a new age. In the 1980s, “less” government was the prevailing idea; in the 1990s and early 21st century, “New Public Management” was the dominant theme. Today, public administration is moving in new directions. Reforms are focusing on the quality of services for citizens and businesses and on the efficiency of administration (the “back office” of government). The OECD is studying these new trends in a multi-annual, cross-country project called “Value for Money in Government”.

This is the first report in a new OECD series on the topic. The book examines four themes in nine OECD countries: the development of shared service centres, the steering and control of agencies, automatic productivity cuts, and spending review procedures. In addition, it contains a quantitative analysis of the size of employment in central government. The countries studied are Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The book pays particular attention to the case of the Netherlands, the country that first proposed an OECD study on value for money in government.

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Executive Summary

The aim of this study is to compare the organisation of central government in selected OECD countries from the perspective of value for money. The countries covered in this study are: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. These countries have been at the forefront of public governance reform in the past. Moreover, the countries are diverse in geographical circumstances and national resources, which have given rise to a wide variety of public policies and governance structures.

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