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The GET Note -- Recently Asked Questions Series captures the knowledge and advice from individual engagements of the World Bank’s Global Expert Team (GET) on Public Sector Performance.

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Managing a Sustainable Results Based Management (RBM) System

2011-03, World Bank

This note presents a framework for thinking about public sector results based management (RBM) systems, with a particular focus on the issues line agencies face in complying with mandates and directives from central agencies on monitoring and evaluating performance. It also provides five lessons learned from RBM systems of relevance for countries pursuing results based management reforms. Taking a system's view of results based management reveals a number of different approaches and techniques used across the public sector to improve results.

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Driving Performance through Center of Government Delivery Units

2010-11, World Bank

Several governments around the world have recently established delivery units at the center of government to drive performance improvements. This development may be in addition to whole-of-government reforms to improve performance, such as citizen charters, service agreements, or performance reporting. Given rising interest in public sector performance innovations, this note provides an overview of center-of-government delivery unit arrangements, including key factors for success, with a particular focus on one of the first incarnations of a central delivery unit - the United Kingdom's Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU).

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Contingent Liability Risks from State-Owned Enterprises

2009-06, World Bank

Countries across all continents face the challenge of managing contingent liabilities arising from multiple sources, including state-owned enterprises (SOEs), parastatals, off-budget financing arrangements, civil servant entitlement schemes etc. The current financial crisis has made countries even more vulnerable to the severe impact of contingent liabilities on government finances, creating an urgent need to institutionalize systems to control and mitigate fiscal risks arising from these contingent liabilities. This note captures the technical advice provided by the Public Sector Performance (PSP) Global Expert Team (GET) in response to a just-in-time request by Bank staff working with government officials in a Middle-Eastern country to manage contingent liability risks arising from SOEs.