Abstract
This article explores the introduction of performance measurement tools in new democracies by presenting a qualitative study based on Estonian governmental documents and performance audits. A set of specific factors help to explain difficulties in introducing performance measurement tools in immature policy environments: instability, poor strategic planning and policy analysis, an implementation gap and uncritical, uninformed transfer of Western performance management initiatives. Although the authors recognize the limits of generalizations based on the Estonian example, the presence of such ‘transitional’ factors is likely to make the development of performance measurement in new democracies even more complicated than in the West.

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Keywords Performance measurement, performance information, new democracies, Estonia, Central, and Eastern Europe
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2012.657835, hdl.handle.net/1765/50218
Series COCOPS - (COordinating for COhesion in the Public Sector of the Future)
Journal Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory
Grant This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/266887 - COordinating for COhesion in the Public Sector of the Future (COCOPS)
Citation
Nõmm, K, & Randma-Liiv, T. (2012). Performance Measurement and Performance Information in New Democracies. Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory, 14(7), 859–879. doi:10.1080/14719037.2012.657835