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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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Criteria: Christopher Pollitt and Robert Mul

Criteria: Christopher Pollitt and Robert Mul

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Performance or Compliance?

Christopher Pollitt

Robert Mul

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the criteria used by SAIs in performance audit of public management. The general basis of public auditing is the three E's: economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. However, more detailed or more specific criteria may be used to reflect the desired result of the audit. This chapter suggests that there may be philosophical grounds for arguing for the pursuit of precise criteria for the judgement of government policies, programmes, and organizations.

Keywords:   performance audit, public management, auditing criteria, SAI, economy, efficiency, effectiveness

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