Discussion of a Utilization-Driven Approach for Performance-Informed Budgeting in China

Yi Lu


The diffusion of performance budgeting into China asks the question: how may China approach this task? This research examines the experience of performance budgeting in the United States, and explores the desirability of a utilization-driven approach to implement performance budgeting in China. This article argues that, given what we have known from experiences in other countries, a utilization driven approach, an approach that means to design a performance measurement system that clearly identifies the users of information and the intended uses, holds the promise in China’s unique historical, political and cultural environment.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22140/cpar.v6i1/2.84


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