New local cultural policy evaluation methods in the Netherlands: status and perspectives

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    Efforts to improve local public policy-making in the Netherlands have led to two changes in local government. First, a budgeting system that focuses political debate on the outcomes of policies rather than on their costs was implemented as of 2004. Second, as of 2006, municipalities have been obliged to install a local Audit Committee (rekenkamercommissie). The committees examine the efficacy and efficiency of municipal policies. Several of these committees have devoted research to cultural policy. In this article, I present the manner in which this budgeting system and the institution of Audit Committees have impacted the evaluation of local cultural policies in the Netherlands. Furthermore, I discuss the way practices relate to key dilemmas concerning evidence-based cultural policy.
    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)613-636
    Aantal pagina's24
    TijdschriftInternational Journal of Cultural Policy
    Nummer van het tijdschrift5
    Vroegere onlinedatum20-dec-2013
    StatusPublished - 2014

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