NOTES ON PROGRAM BUDGETING CONCEPTS AND METHODOLOGIES

THE EMPHASIS ON STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN PLANNING, PROGRAMMING, AND BUDGETING SYSTEMS IS DISCUSSED. A FIGURE PRESENTS A SIMPLIFIED FORMAT FOR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE SOLE OBJECTIVE IS TO MEET CONSUMER DEMAND. TO MAKE THIS REPRESENTATION MORE REALISTIC, IT MUST BE REALIZED THAT TRANSPORTATION AFFECTS MORE THAN ONE GENERAL OBJECTIVE. OTHER PLAUSIBLE OBJECTIVES ARE: (1) INVESTMENT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, (2) LABOR MOBILITY FOR POOR, (3) ACCESS TO INNER CITY, AND (4) EQUALIZATIO OF SERVICES TO POOR. EACH NEW OBJECTIVE ADDED EXPANDS THE PROBLEM OF ANALYSIS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION BY ANOTHER DIMENSION. SINCE TRANSPORTATION OBJECTIVES EXTEND TO NON-TRANSPORTATION AREAS, OTHER AGENCIES' ACTIONS WILL INFLUENCE THE PAYOFFS TO TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURE. IT IS, THEREFORE, IMPOSSIBLE TO RELATE SPECIFIC RESOURCES UNIQUELY TO SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 5-6
  • Monograph Title: Program budgeting
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1994 12:00AM