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The Green report on procurement efficiency is an indictment of governance structures across Whitehall

Dunleavy, Patrick (2010) The Green report on procurement efficiency is an indictment of governance structures across Whitehall. British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 Oct 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Sir Phillip Green’s report to the PM on government procurement looks thin and is underwhelming in citing evidence. Yet Patrick Dunleavy argues that its key weaknesses essentially reflect the very poor state of the civil service’s budgetary and costs information. After two decades of ‘new public management’, Whitehall is light years away from the modern organization architectures of the world’s most efficient private corporations, which often stress ‘intelligent centre plus devolved delivery’ patterns. Green’s brief was efficiency, but his recommendations that government procurement become more integrated actually imply far-reaching governance changes across central government and beyond.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
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Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2011 16:37
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39742/

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