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Using performance data to inform budgetary decisions

Monday 13 July 2009, 18:00

Performance data and reports are used to assess government performance and can be used by citizens for choosing services. Allocating resources to effective policy and programs requires a strong evidence base and analytical capability.

To what extent is evidence used in budgetary decision making between the Treasury and departments and within departments? Are some incentives more effective than others for encouraging good performance?

Panel

Lord Terry Burns, Former Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury

Dirk-Jan Kraan, Budgeting and Management Division, OECD)

Sir John Gieve, Currently Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England

Bill Dorotinsky, World Bank