Implement performance-based budgeting
Cities will continue to face the challenge of tighter budgets and increased demands from residents. Performance-based budgeting can help cities develop budgets based on the relationship between program funding levels and expected program results. The performance-based budgeting process is an administrative tool to manage cost-efficient and effective budgeting outlays.
Some questions to guide your thinking
- What department(s) are best suited to pilot results-based budgeting?
- Who will be responsible for setting performance metrics and keeping accountability?
Creating a framework for performance budgeting
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 30 minutes
This report offers advice on seven good principles and practices in the area of performance budgeting.
Pioneering performance-based budgeting
Houston Public Media 5 minutes
This reading discusses the goals behind Houston mayor Sylvester Turner's 2016 executive order to implement performance-based budgeting (PBB).