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Estimates reform shines light on public service performance

The new-look Book of Estimates brings further transparency to government, writes Brendan Howlin.

26th February, 2012
Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform.

Last week, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform published the revised book of estimates for 2012. Previously, this volume set out what the government intended to spend in the year ahead, but was silent on what we hoped to achieve. Now, for the first time, the estimates volume includes a wealth of performance information covering just about every area of public service. This is in keeping with the Programme for Government commitment to shine...

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