Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

Ten years later, a policy half-completed: Performance pay in Italian municipal government

Ten years after Italy’s parliament passed a law requiring pay-for-performance systems for senior officials in municipal government, almost half of municipalities have failed to implement the reform.  In the new issue of Governance (24.2, April 2011), Greta Nasi, Daniela Cristofoli, Alex Turrini and Giovanni Valotti examine the reasons why some municipalities complied, while others did not.  Economic pressures were “not important at all,’ the authors conclude.  What mattered more was the desire for improved public legitimacy, the leadership of top bureaucrats, and the the degree of consensus among key internal stakeholders.  Read the article.

Written by Governance

April 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm

%d bloggers like this: