Evaluation: Value for money appraisal

Khadaroo, Iqbal and Abdullah, Aminah (2016) Evaluation: Value for money appraisal. In: Dubnick, Melvin J and Bearfield, Domonic A (eds.) Encyclopedia of public administration and public policy (Third edition). Taylor and Francis. ISBN 9781466569096

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Abstract

The objective of this entry is to clarify the multiple meanings of value for money (VFM) and to illustrate how the concept is operationalized when implementing public policies. It illustrates the VFM appraisal of the U.K. government's public–private partnership (PPP) program and discusses some of the difficulties involved in the VFM appraisal process. VFM is an abstract and rhetorical concept that is often used by governments when justifying policy decisions. A VFM appraisal may be defined as an examination to determine whether resources have been used optimally when delivering certain outputs or achieving intended outcomes. VFM audits in the public sector are carried out by parliamentary institutions to investigate the ways in which taxpayers’ money has been spent to achieve the government's policy objectives.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Value for money, Appraisal, Evaluation, Audit, Government, Policy, PPP, U.K.
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 06:40
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 06:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61489
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