På spaning efter den innovativa myndigheten

På spaning efter den innovativa myndigheten

Mats Bergman
Svante Mandell

This report makes suggestions for how the government can improve on the monitoring of its agencies and the productivity of its activities. The instrument for doing so is to ascertain a regular review of costs in the contract signed between commercial firms which provide services for the public sector, and the final cost for service delivery. By increasing the focus to understand what drives costs and productivity at the micro level, it will become gradually more straightforward for the agencies to start looking for new and cost reducing means for implementation of road construction projects, of subsidised public transport, of child care etc. This is in line with the government’s ambitions to push for more innovations in the public sector.



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