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Contemporary Challenges in Local Government: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities, Structures, and Processes - Nalbandian - 2013 - Public Administration Review. We have identified three leadership challenges associated with bridging the gap between what is administratively sustainable and what is politically acceptable.4 The three focus on roles and responsibilities, structures, and processes of local government, suggesting their scope and importance.

Contemporary Challenges in Local Government: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities, Structures, and Processes - Nalbandian - 2013 - Public Administration Review

We will identify them and then describe how they were selected. We have identified three leadership challenges associated with bridging the gap between what is administratively sustainable and what is politically acceptable. We employed a variety of qualitative approaches to identify the challenges. We drew on the experiences of the Olathe, Kansas, leadership team to develop our leadership agenda. Engagement with the city of Olathe was stimulated by the Alliance for Innovation's request to identify contemporary challenges facing an innovative Midwestern city, and the Alliance suggested that we focus on Olathe. We received 13 responses. Running government like a business has been a dismal failure.

Thirty years ago, Anglo-American politicians set out to make the public sector look like the private sector.

Running government like a business has been a dismal failure

They decided to grab hold of the policy-making levers and push public servants to manage operations along the lines of their private-sector counterparts. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that politicians have gained the upper hand in shaping policies. Evidence-based policy-making has lost currency, as has the policy advisory role of senior public servants. But there’s also plenty of evidence to suggest that management reform measures have failed. The New Wave - A Paradigm Shift in Municipal Financial Stewardship. "To be or not to be. That's not really a question. " - Jean-Luc Godard "States and cities have deep structural problems that will not go away just because the country is coming out of the recession that started in 2008.

" - Volcker-Ravitch Report. Www.unf.edu/~g.candler/PAD6060/11.pdf. Faculties/arts/departments/philosophy/ethics/media/A_wink_and_a_nod.pdf.

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OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC. Advancing an overall framework for using IT to improve delivery of public services John Borras, johnaborras@yahoo.co.uk, Chair Table of Contents Announcements New British Smart Cities Specification Uses OASIS Transformational Government Framework, 26 Feb 2014 OASIS members approve the Transformational Government Framework (TGF) Pattern Language Core Patterns Version 1.0 as an OASIS Standard - see the full announcement here.

OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC

TC approves version 1.0 of the Transformational Government Framework (TGF) Tools and Models for the Business Management Framework: Volume 1 Using the Policy Product Matrix - The OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC members have recently approved a new Committee Note covering the use of the Policy Product Matrix. Volunteers needed to help with translating TGF material - OASIS seeks volunteers to translate a small amount of material on the Transformational Government Framework from English into other languages.

Overview Subcommittees TGF TC FAQs are available here. GovDTF Document Library. Esd-toolkit - Communities. A framework of tried and tested tools, guidance and practical examples to support innovation in public service delivery and deliver 'better for less'.

esd-toolkit - Communities

Why? With tighter financial settlements, local providers are looking for innovative and more effective ways to deliver services, and respond to the new coalition government's themes of localism, decentralisation and the Big Society. With up to 80% of local spending providing services that tackle social exclusion, incremental change and individual cuts are unlikely to meet the challenge. It is essential to look at new models of working. The prize both in terms of efficiency and improved outcomes is potentially huge.

What? Public choice theory. Within the Journal of Economic Literature classification codes, public choice is a subarea of microeconomics, under JEL: D7, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making, and including JEL: D72, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior.[4] Public choice theory is also closely related to social choice theory, a mathematical approach to aggregation of individual interests, welfares, or votes.[5] Much early work had aspects of both, and both use the tools of economics and game theory.

Public choice theory

The new economics foundation. Unleashing Breakthrough Innovation in Government. (Illustration by Dan Page) The innovators who shake up industries the most do so by reimagining how things should look from the ground up.

Unleashing Breakthrough Innovation in Government

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs imagined a world where everyone owned a computer, not just the corporations that could afford an IBM mainframe. Twitter cofounder Evan Williams imagined a world where everyone could publish content on the Internet, not just the media companies who could afford expensive Web publishing programs. Incremental innovations occur everywhere, but breakthrough innovations—the kind that leverage new technologies and business models to drive down costs, increase accessibility, and improve services—have tended to remain the province of the private sector. Returnseeking investors and entrepreneurs reap the financial rewards of changing the world by tearing down the structures of old industries. Fortunately, that type of innovation is beginning to trickle into government as well.

Balanced Scorecard: Wrong for Government « Marc Robinson PFM Results Blog. The balanced scorecard (BSC) has been marketed aggressively to governments as a framework for public sector performance measurement.

Balanced Scorecard: Wrong for Government « Marc Robinson PFM Results Blog

But the BSC is not, and never was, an appropriate performance measurement framework for government. It was developed as a private sector framework and, notwithstanding superficial adjustment to the public sector context, remains fundamentally private sector in nature. Contemporary Challenges in Local Government: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities, Structures, and Processes - Nalbandian - 2013 - Public Administration Review. Sustainable Communities Wheel. Optimum Online. Www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-Global/Local Assets/Documents/Public Sector/dttl_ps_DisruptedFullStudy2012.pdf.