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International Workshop (Governmentoutput output and productivity measurement: lessons from the international experience
April 23 – 24, 2009)


International Workshop
on

Government output and productivity measurement:
lessons from the international experience


Rome, April 23 – 24, 2009

 
Sponsored by

Minister for Public Administration and Innovation


Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica
Palazzo Vidoni
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 116
Roma


In many OECD countries interest in the measurement of government output has increased in recent years because of a number of new developments in the public sector: new policies aimed at increasing productivity in government, rising concerns and expectations by citizens and voters, institutional changes (multilevel governance in many policy sectors as well as increasing service provision from the private sectors) and the new possibilities opened by new technologies. Beside concrete actions to improve the quality of public services, this interest has prompted new developments in the measurement of government output in some OECD countries.
The workshop aims to suggest that there is a strong case for further improving the measurement of government output, based on international experiences. It is meant to provide an opportunity to discuss the state of the art in this field (at national and international levels) and recommend the setting up of a review process on output measurement of non-market activities, leading to an expansion on the use of direct measure of output.