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Competing, collaborating or controlling? Comparing benchmarking in European local government

Public Money & Management. 2013. Vol. 33. No. 4. P. 269-276.
Jaekel T., Kuhlmann S.

The way that local authorities in OECD countries compare and benchmark their performance varies widely. This paper explains some of the reasons behind the variations. The current local government benchmarking schemes in Europe—their governance, coverage and impact—largely depend on the institutional characteristics of the respective administrative and local government systems (in other words, the starting conditions).