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.

English French

The Performance Framework of the Australian Government, 1987 to 2011

This article analyses the performance frameworks adopted by successive Australian governments since 1987. One highlight was a formal evaluation strategy managed by the Department of Finance to support high-quality policy advice and budget decision making. The replacement of this strategy by a decentralised system of performance indicators is also discussed, together with the quality of government decision making. Lessons for other countries are also highlighted.


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error