1st Edition

Public Sector Performance in the Netherlands
Comparing the Achievements of 28 OECD-Countries SCP-Publication 2011-34



ISBN 9789037705843
Published April 15, 2012 by Netherlands Institute for Social Research
250 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the performance of the public sector of twenty-eight OECD countries between 1995 and 2009. Outcomes in the fields of education, health, housing, and safety are related to the amount of public spending. Special attention is paid to the viewpoint of the individual citizen. Observed differences in the productivity and effectiveness of public services logically lead to the question of how they come about. Can countries learn from each other and can they improve their public sector performance by adopting best practices found in other nations?  This book examines the performance of the public sector of twenty-eight OECD countries between 1995 and 2009. Outcomes in the fields of education, health, housing, and safety are related to the amount of public spending. Special attention is paid to the viewpoint of the individual citizen. Observed differences in the productivity and effectiveness of public services logically lead to the question of how they come about. Can countries learn from each other and can they improve their public sector performance by adopting best practices found in other nations?

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Biography

Jedid-Jah Jonker has done research on the demand for various public services. Currently works at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP.


Jeroen Boelhouwer has done extensive research on the SCP Life Situation Index. Currently works at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP.


Sjoerd Kookier currently works at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP.


Evert Pommer has been involved in numerous studies on public services. Currently works at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP.


Saskia Jansen is responsible for data management of the SCP public sector database. Currently works at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP.