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Performance management for community empowerment networks

Purdue, Derrick


Derrick Purdue


Community participation is now highly valued in urban regeneration partnerships in Britain. The major current policy innovation is a National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal, which set up Community Empowerment Networks to engage communities. This article describes the Performance Management Framework produced for these networks, and examines themes from practitioners' responses to the draft framework, against a wider context of New Public Management and performance management. The article addresses the important question of whether the framework acts as a learning tool for those directly involved in organizing community participation or as a control mechanism applied to them by more powerful actors. © CIPFA, 2005.


Purdue, D. (2005). Performance management for community empowerment networks. Public Money and Management, 25(2), 123-130.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2005
Journal Public Money and Management
Print ISSN 0954-0962
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 2
Pages 123-130
Keywords performance management, community empowerment networks
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Additional Information Additional Information : Draws on research funded by UK central government to develop a performance management framework for Community Empowerment Networks. Based on conference paper 'Managing Performance in Community Empowerment Networks', Paper Presented at The 10th International Conference On Multi-Organizational Partnerships, Alliances And Networks, University Of Strathclyde, 26th-28th June, 2003.

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