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 5: Using Performance Measurement and Competition to Make Administrations Accountable: The Italian Case

Using Performance Measurement and Competition to Make Administrations Accountable: The Italian Case

Using performance measurement and competition to make administrations accountable: The italian case
MonicaBrezzi, LauraRaimondo, FrancescaUtili1

In 1999, Italy finalized the preparation of a large investment program in six southern regions for the 2000-to-2006 period, the so-called Southern Development Program (referred to in this chapter as “the Program”), which was submitted to the European Union for financing. In 1999, the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of these beneficiary regions (Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Puglia, Sardinia, and Sicily) was around 12,800, more or less half the value of the GDP per capita of the rest of Italy and below 75% of the European average, while the unemployment rate was almost four times higher than in the rest ...

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