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  • How to Build M&E Systems to Support Better Governmentby Keith Robin Mackay

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    A growing number of governments are working to improve their performance by creating systems to measure and help them understand their performance. These systems for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are used to measure the quantity, quality, and targeting of the goods and services—the outputs—that the state provides and to measure the outcomes... more...

  • Performance Accountability and Combating Corruptionby Anwar Shah

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 29.99

    This volume provides an analytical framework and operational approaches needed for the implementation of results-based accountability. The volume makes a major contribution to the literature on public management and evaluation. Major subject areas covered in this book include: performance based accountability, e-government, legal and institutional... more...

  • Administrative Capacity in the New EU Member Statesby Tony Verheijen

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    This paper reviews progress made in the development of public management systems capable of meeting European standards in the new member states of the European Union, looking into the people, systems, and service delivery aspects of public management systems. The new member states face considerable challenges—improving fiscal management, building... more...

  • Networks, Innovation and Public Policyby Professor Mark Considine; Associate Professor Jenny M. Lewis; Dr Damon Alexander

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the different normative approaches politicians, bureaucrats and community actors use to frame the innovation puzzle, arguing that these create specific cultures of innovation. The authors explore the role of formal institutions and informal networks in promoting and impeding governmental innovation. more...

  • Bureaus of Efficiencyby Mordecai Lee

    Marquette University Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Bureaus of efficiency were established in America as part of the civic reform agenda during the Progressive era at the beginning of the twentieth century. In some cities they were nonprofit agencies pushing for governmental reform from the outside. In other cities, efficiency bureaus were established by reformers as departments within municipal government,... more...

  • Small States and EU Governanceby Dr Simone Bunse

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Small States and EU Governance shows that the EU's rotating Council presidency and small states' capacity to make use of it have been underestimated. It examines the political objectives the presidency serves and presents a systematic and comparative assessment of its nature and influence in internal market and foreign policy issues. more...

  • Innovation and Productivity in Servicesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 58.00

    Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries. This report shows that policies can be adapted to stimulate innovation and boost productivity in service sectors, with economy-wide... more...

  • Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failuresby Gilles Paquet

    University of Ottawa Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures , Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological ?mental prisons?. Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms... more...

  • National Approaches to the Administration of International Migrationby P.E. Arnold

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 123.00

    Migration has always been a part of the human experience: human history began with the migration of our distant ancestors from their place of origin. But today, immigration is a politically sensitive subject in most of the affluent nations of the world, in many of which one tenth or more of the population were foreign born. And it is a problem which... more...

  • The Political Economy of Public Administrationby Murray J. Horn

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 40.00

    Uses a transactions cost approach to explain key institutional characteristics across the public sector. more...