Date Added: Sep 2009
An important issue on the government reform agenda regards the integration of performance information with a results-oriented public budgeting approach. The paper defines results-oriented budgeting as that which is focused on the outcomes and not just outputs of government services, programs and activities. Key objectives of successful performance information use specific to public budgeting are to better inform allocation decisions, to improve overall accountability of resource allocation and subsequently to advance more effective and efficient public service delivery. While most extant studies regarding public budgeting reforms identify the requirement of performance measurement and information integration to support budgetary decision making, there remains the question of how to most effectively integrate this information to positively effect a results-oriented budgeting system.