Public Sector Auditing: Is it Value for Money?
Drawing on 20 years of experience as Comptroller and Auditor General, and head of the United Kingdom National Audit Office, Public Sector Auditing: Is it Value for Money? is Sir John Bourn’s own account of the role and influence value for money auditing has in holding governments to account and in helping public bodies improve the ways in which they deliver services.
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This book is relevant for people working in both the public and private sectors, and should be essential reading for the staff of public sector audit institutions around the world, as well as commercial accountancy firms and students of accountancy, politics, economics and public management.
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3 The Failure to Analyse Outcomes
4 How Effective Audit can be Secured The Auditor as Soach and Mentor Rather than Critic and Nark
5 Privatisation The Alternative to Bureaucracy?
6 Public Private Partnerships Another Option
7 Regulations Bureaucracys Tentacles
8 Meeting Citizens Needs Quality of Public Services
9 Risk Averse or Risk Ignorant?