The Centre For Policy Development has pushed out a detailed critique of why the public service efficiency dividend is lazy management and counter productive.
Their key points are:
- — The Efficiency Dividend is counterproductive – not only is it starting to have a harmful impact on service delivery, it actually creates incentives for long-term inefficiency in some cases.
— International experience does not support the Efficiency Dividend as an effective mechanism to improve public sector performance.
— Alternative approaches to promoting public sector efficiency have the potential to increase efficiency without compromising service delivery.