Audit and evaluation in public management: challenges, reforms, and different roles

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Audit and evaluation play important roles in public management. There can be confusion and debate, however, over what each of these functions cover and indeed what roles they should play. This article reviews and compares each in relation to public management and the key challenges each face in today's public sector. Audit and evaluation should play different roles in public management and provide different information on the performance of public sector organizations, each playing to its own strengths.

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