A conceptual and practical framework of measuring performance of local authorities in financial terms: Analysing the case of Israel

Abraham Carmeli

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Abstract

This study investigates the theme of performance measurement among local authorities in Israel. Using a broad approach, it deals conceptually with performance measurement and financial performance of local authorities in Israel as compared to several Western countries, and explores the implications for accountability and public trust in government. This study proposes and empirically tests a model for measuring the financial performance of local authorities in Israel. It demonstrates how to design effective performance measurement in two areas: (a) financial strength/weakness, and (b) level of municipal development of the local authorities. By so doing, the article suggests advancing performance measurement in the governmental sector by using financial data from annual financial reports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalLocal Government Studies
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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