Title: Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries
Author: Christopher Pollitt, Jeremy Lonsdale, Xavier Girre
Performance audit is now in fashion, but in the past it has been a somewhat closed world, little studied by outsiders. Now an international team of researchers has studied the work of five national audit offices — France, Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK. The picture thus revealed contains elements of technical innovation, methodological challenge, and crucial strategic choice.