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Collaboration of public sector agencies : reporting and accountability challenges

Ryan, Christine M. & Walsh, Peter (2004) Collaboration of public sector agencies : reporting and accountability challenges. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 17(7), pp. 621-631.

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Abstract

There is increasing pressure being placed on government agencies both in Australia and internationally to act in a more collaborative, integrated manner. Community and welfare programs are being conducted in new "shared" or "whole-of-government" ways, which pose a challenge to traditional models of public sector reporting. Existing accountability mechanisms are designed for vertical accountability relationships, and these are inadequate for horizontal or "networked" accountability across government agencies. This paper uses the case of the Community Renewal Program based in a Queensland state government department to illustrate the problems which arise when reporting on "shared" programs. The paper offers a different approach to improve reporting and accountability for shared programs.

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ID Code: 5183
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: accountability, governance shared programs whole, of, government programs Community Renewal Program output measures
DOI: 10.1108/09513550410562284
ISSN: 0951-3558
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Emerald
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:06

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