Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/23557
Title: Can We Put Numbers on Municipal Performance and Sustainability? A New Strategic Paradigm
Contributor(s): Caldas, Paulo (author); Dollery, Brian E  (author); Marques, Rui Cunha (author)
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.4335/16.3.631-647(2018)
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/23557
Abstract: This paper considers "measuring what matters" in local government and applies a Council Sustainability Index (CSI) to all 308 Portuguese municipalities. Using a Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Methodology (MCDA), an additive evaluation model is applied which aggregates 25 indicators across four dimensions to assess Portuguese local government sustainability. A critical evaluation of performance is provided along with a financial sustainability analysis and governance evaluation, which identifies the chief factors which explain different councils' performance. We show that this approach sheds new light on Portuguese local government evaluation. CSI breaks new ground and it is applicable mutatis mutandis to most local government systems worldwide.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government, 16(3), p. 631-647
Publisher: Institut za Lokalno Samoupravo in Javna Narocila Maribor
Place of Publication: Slovenia
ISSN: 1581-5374
1855-363X
Field of Research (FOR): 160509 Public Administration
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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