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Fostering AccountabilityUsing Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy$
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Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195321302

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.001.0001

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Performance-Based Contracting

Performance-Based Contracting

Aligning Incentives with Outcomes to Produce Results

(p.291) 10 Performance-Based Contracting
Fostering Accountability

Ken Taylor

Michael Shaver

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses performance-based contracting (PBC) and budgeting in public child welfare, drawing on experiences in implementing PBC in Chicago and Philadelphia. The approach incorporated research design elements, such as rotational assignment and risk-adjustment, in order to improve the monitoring of the performance of contractual service agents. Researchers relied on market-pricing systems to motivate quality improvement and to achieve budgetary efficiencies.

Keywords:   performance-based contracting, public child welfare, child welfare systems

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