EVALUATION OF EXPENDITURE PROGRAMS: NEW TECHNIQUES

THE PLANNING-PROGRAMMING BUDGETING SYSTEM (PPBS) NOW BEING INTRODUCED THROUGHOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS EXPRESSLY DESIGNED TO AID IN THE EVALUATION OF GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES. TRADITIONALLY, GOVERNMENT BUDGETS HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED BY EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND THEIR SUBDIVISIONS. SUCH A SYSTEM IS INPUT-ORIENTED. SEVERAL REASONS ARE LISTED WHY THIS APPROACH IS NO LONGER ADEQUATE. PPBS IS DESIGNED TO FACILITATE BUDGET DECISION-MAKING BY UTILIZING MORE USEFUL PROGRAM CATEGORIES BY IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES, AND BY COMPARISON OF SYSTEMS COSTS (OVER A LONGER SPAN OF TIME) WITH PLANNED BENEFITS OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THE TWO CENTRAL DOCUMENTS OF PPBS, THE PROGRAM AND FINANCIAL PLAN (PFP) AND THE PROGRAM MEMORANDA (PM), ARE DESCRIBED. THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF PPBS DISCUSSED ARE AS FOLLOWS: (1) TO BRING TOGETHER THE PLANNING AND BUDGET PROCESSES, (2) TO DEVELOP ADEQUATE ANALYTICAL STAFFS, (3) TO DEVELOP QUANTITATIVE PROGRAM MODELS, (4) TO PROVIDE BETTER DATA THROUGH EFFECTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AND (5) TO DEVELOP MORE EFFECTIVE INTERRELATIONSHIPS AMONG THE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. /BPR/

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    59th Annual Taxation Conf Prpc, Denver

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  • Authors:
    • Page, D A
  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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  • Accession Number: 00201377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Systems Reviews & Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 97-104
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1994 12:00AM