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Performance Measurement Getting Results

ISBN-10: 0877667349
ISBN-13: 9780877667346
Edition: 2nd 2006
Authors: Harry P. Hatry
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Long before reinventing government came into vogue, Harry Hatry and the Urban Institute pioneered methods for government and human services agencies to measure the efficacy of their programs. Performance Measurement covers every component of the process, from identifying the programs mission, objectives, customers, and trackable outcomes to finding the best indicators and sources of data for each outcome, and collecting them. The book explains how to select indicator breakouts and benchmarks for comparison to actual values, and describes numerous uses for performance information. Since the publication of the first edition in 1999, the use of performance measurement has exploded at all levels of U.S. government, in nonprofit agencies, and around the world. The new edition has been revised and expanded to address recent developments, including the increased availability of computer technology, the movement to use outcome data to improve services, and the quality control issues that have emerged as data collection has increased. It is an indispensable handbook for both newcomers and experienced managers looking to improve their use of outcome data.

Introduction
The scope of performance measurementp. 3
What types of performance information should be tracked?p. 13
The performance measurement process
What are the first steps?p. 31
What are the program's mission and objectives? : who are its customers?p. 39
What outcomes should be tracked?p. 47
What outcome indicators should be tracked?p. 59
What methods of data gathering should be used?p. 83
Analysis and use of performance information
Making outcome information useful : providing indicator breakoutsp. 121
Making outcome information useful : comparing findings to benchmarksp. 139
Analysis of performance informationp. 153
Reporting performance informationp. 175
Major uses of performance information and incentives for using itp. 195
Results-based budgetingp. 229
Other performance measurement issues
Quality control : assessing the accuracy and usefulness of performance measurement systemsp. 267
Other performance measurement issuesp. 287
Summary
Wrap-up of key performance measurement elementsp. 303
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