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Addressing Attribution through Contribution Analysis: Using Performance Measures Sensibly.

@article{Mayne1999AddressingAT,
  title={Addressing Attribution through Contribution Analysis: Using Performance Measures Sensibly.},
  author={John W. Mayne},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation},
  year={1999},
  volume={16},
  pages={1-24}
}
  • J. Mayne
  • Published 1999
  • Political Science
  • The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation
The changing culture of public administration involves accountability for results and outcomes. This article suggests that performance measurement can address such attribution questions. Contribution analysis has a major role to play in helping managers, researchers, and policymakers to arrive at conclusions about the contribution their program has made to particular outcomes. The article describes the steps necessary to produce a credible contribution story. 

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