Designing New Ties: Public Governance by Outcome-Based Contracting in Austria
27 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2013
Date Written: October 6, 2013
Due to the growing relevance of output and outcome orientation in the public sector, contracts are becoming more important in public sector networks. Especially the core objects of cooperations between the public sector and non-profit organisations (NPOs) are to obtain a certain outcome, which is mainly due to fixed arrangements pointed out in contracts. What are the requirements for outcome-based contract design? How are outcome-based objectives implemented in contracts? What is the status of implementation of outcome-based contract management in Austria?
Keywords: public governance, outcome-based contracting, performance management, public-nonprofit
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