The International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management presents the latest scholarship in performance measurement strategies in the field of evaluation. This important resource combines cutting-edge theory and practice of performance management in the United States and abroad. The book includes contributions from internationally known scholars and practitioners who present chapters that introduce the literature on key topics and provide clear guidance on practical skill building. Key Features: Offers an international perspective: Though most of the chapters deal with performance measurement in the United States, the text represents the most notable examples of performance measurement in Canada, Latin America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Integrates theory and practice: The book’s unique structure links literature-based conceptual knowledge with the lessons from practice and specific applied skills. Puts theoretical discussions into context: Case examples and lessons learned connect concepts to the real world while discussion questions allow for further deliberation. Intended AudienceAn excellent addition to any academic library, this resource is ideal for practitioners, academics, and researchers in public administration, non-profit organizations, management, public policy, health care services administration, and health care planning and policy. It can also be used as a text for graduate courses such as Performance Management, Management Reforms, International Performance Management, and Performance Improvement in Public Administration.
Chapter 16: Performance-Based Budgeting in Florida: Great Expectations, More Limited Reality
Performance-Based Budgeting in Florida: Great Expectations, More Limited Reality
When the Florida Legislature enacted performance-based program budgeting in 1994, expectations for budgetary reform were high. After 12 years, some of these expectations have not been realized. However, other expectations have come to fruition; and, as a result, Florida's governmental operations have become more efficient, accountable, and effective.
[Page 321]This chapter focuses on the legislature's use of performance information and describes the Florida performance-based program-budgeting law and enactment process. It assesses the expectations for Florida's initiative and those that have and have not been met from a legislative perspective. In addition, it discusses some of the difficulties encountered with using performance information in the legislative process. The chapter concludes ...