Ch 12 implementation

Ch 12 implementation - Chapter 12: Implementation: Making...

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Chapter 12: Implementation:  Chapter 12: Implementation:  Making Programs Work Making Programs Work
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Defining Implementation Implementation: concerns the execution of laws What is successful implementation? compare results with goals Are goals clear in governmental programs? Are goals constant over time in these programs?
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Standards for evaluating implementation Standards: Efficiency: economists’ premier standard for judging program success Accountability: trade-off with efficiency; more efficiency means less accountability
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Problems Hindering Performance Practical uncertainty about how to reach program goals: how to fight against poverty? Inadequate resources such as money and staff Organization problems: mission conflicts, unsympathetic staff etc. Uneven leadership
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Intergovernmental Implementation Three types of intergovernmental implementation strategies: Administration through grant programs Administration through regulatory programs Administration through off-budget programs
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Grants-in-aid Definition: money payments furnished by a higher to a lower level of government to be used for specified purposes and subject to conditions spelled out in law or administrative regulation Two categories: 1. Categorical grants 2. block grants
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grants Categorical grants: combing both forms of formula and project grants The most commonly used kind Purposes narrowly defined by the grantor Leaving the recipients relatively choice as to how the grant funding is to be used, substantively or procedurally.
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