Performance Management in Local Government

  • Jing Wang
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Performance management in local government refers a systematic approach to improving results through evidence-based decision-making, continuous organizational learning, and a focus on accountability for performance for local government.


Developments in local government have witnessed a growth globally in performance management. Performance management has a long history in public administration and management, and it has been an important component of many reforms for transparent, efficient, and accountable government global wide since the late 1970s. Generally speaking, performance management is a systematic approach to improve results through evidence-based decision-making, continuous organizational learning, and a focus on accountability for performance (Mucha 2009). Today the “paradigm of public performance” includes the two distinct stages: adoption (development of measures)...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Wang
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  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA