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GET Brief


May 2009 - January 2011


These briefs capture the knowledge and advice from individual engagements of the World Bank's Global Expert Team (GET) on Public Sector Performance.


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Global Expert Team Brief


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Assessing country readiness for results-based monitoring and evaluation to support results informed budgeting (English)

This brief provides an overview of the role of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in informing budgetary decisions and presents one tool: the readiness assessment - that can help determine the M&E capacity and demand present in a country. ... See More +

Brief 60091 JAN 01, 2011

Kusek,Jody Zall Disclosed

Improving performance : foundations of systemic performance (English)

At its heart, a performance orientation in the public sector is a predisposition to make promises and an ability to deliver them. Some of the key ideas behind this are: 1) responsiveness - reducing the time lag between changed political priorities and corresponding public policy actions; 2) measurement - the quantification of outputs (and occasionally outcomes); 3) managerialism - the relaxation of the enforced consistency in procedures to move towards flexibility with accountability in order to improve efficiency. ... See More +

Brief 53466 FEB 01, 2010

Manning, Nick; Disclosed

Maryland's Statestat : a state-level performance management system (English)

Statestat is Maryland's performance measurement and management system. In use since 2007, Statestat was originally modeled after Baltimore's citistat as a way of capturing and monitoring the progress of government service delivery using frequently updated data. ... See More +

Brief 53465 DEC 01, 2009

Dorotinsky, Bill; Watkins, Joanna; Disclosed

Pay policy reform : building a foundation for public sector performance through improved public sector pay policy by using a "single pay spine" (English)

Appropriate public sector remuneration policies are key for performance. They can motivate staff to a limited extent by rewarding performance but more generally by eliminating inequities and avoiding frequent and sudden changes in pay. ... See More +

Brief 53463 NOV 01, 2009

Green, Malcolm Disclosed

Arms length bodies (English)

There has always been a diversity of organizational forms within the public sector. However, in some countries organizational diversification has increased significantly through the distribution of government responsibilities to so-called "arm's-length bodies." ... See More +

Brief 53464 NOV 01, 2009

Manning, Nick; Shepherd, Geoffrey Disclosed

Review of public investment management performance (PIMP) in an economic crisis (English)

This report reviews how various countries are seeking to boost public investment management performance (PIMP) in response to the current economic downturn. ... See More +

Brief 53462 AUG 01, 2009

Ferris, Tom; Thomas, Theo Disclosed

National planning commission arrangements (English)

Based on a review of relevant World Bank materials and outside sources, this note focuses on two questions of critical importance in discussions surrounding the establishment of a planning commission. ... See More +

Brief 53461 MAY 01, 2009

Watkins,Joanna Alexandra Disclosed