Accession Number : ADA326633

Title :   Managing for Results: Analytic Challenges in Measuring Performance.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HEALTH EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES D IV

PDF Url : ADA326633

Report Date : 30 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Specifically, this report answers the following questions: (1) What analytic and technical challenges are agencies experiencing as they try to measure program performance? (2) What approaches have they taken to address these challenges? And, in particular, because program evaluation studies are similarly focused on measuring progress toward program goals and objectives, (3) How have agencies made use of program evaluations or evaluation expertise in implementing performance measurement? Indeed, the Act recognizes and encourages a complementary role for program evaluation by requiring agencies to describe its use in performance planning and reporting.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *FEDERAL LAW, DECISION MAKING, ACCOUNTING, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ACCOUNTABILITY, MANAGEMENT BENCHMARKING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE