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Performance or Compliance?Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries$
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Christopher Pollitt, Xavier Girre, Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, Hilkka Summa, and Marit Waerness

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296003

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.001.0001

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Impacts: Jeremy Lonsdale

Impacts: Jeremy Lonsdale

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Performance or Compliance?

Jeremy Lonsdale

Oxford University Press

This chapter evaluates the impact of performance audit work undertaken by the SAIs in Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, and France. The findings reveal that performance audits have led to changed in government activities and in many cases the responses to recommendations in audit reports resulted in substantial savings in public funds. The result also indicated that the impact of SAIs' work and their concern to demonstrate their impact have both increased from the 1980s to the 1990s.

Keywords:   performance audit, SAI, Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, France, public funds

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