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dc.contributor.authorCingolani, Luciana
dc.contributor.authorFazekas, Mihály
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-16T14:43:11Z
dc.date.available2023-06-16T14:43:11Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0952-1895, 1468-0491
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/gove.12452
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/13842
dc.description.abstractAgencification has been pursued globally under the promise of increasing public administration performance. In spite of ample theoretical arguments, the empirical evidence on the causal link between agencification and performance remains scarce and methodologically contested. We contribute to this debate by empirically testing the impacts of agencification across Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom on valuefor-money, competitiveness, and timeliness during the period 2006–2016. We use unique administrative datasets, enabling objective and granular measurements of reforms and their effects, employing quasi-experimental methods. Findings suggest heterogeneous effects both across countries and outcomes. On average, value-for-money improves by 2.8% or 1.7 billion EUR over a decade, while outputs and processes change only marginally. Recently agencified organizations barely improve their performance, while older agencies achieve substantial improvements. The three countries' heterogeneous administrative contexts play a critical role as mediating factors, with the biggest changes occurring in higher new public management take-up countries.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleThe role of agencification in achieving value‐for‐money in public spending
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleGovernance
dc.source.volume33
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.spage545
dc.source.epage563
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFOA2023-06-16T14:43:11Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Public Policy
dc.source.journalabbrevGovernance
dc.identifier.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gove.12452


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