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Lernen von den Besten? Steuerung und Nutzung von Leistungsvergleichen in europäischen Verwaltungen

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). There are signs that, as a result of the fiscal crisis in Europe and need to cut public sector costs, many countries (but not England and Wales) are leaning towards compulsory large-scale benchmarking projects.