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UKCeMGA Publications

The UK Centre for the Measurement of Government Activity (UKCeMGA) publishes a range of Public Service Productivity and Methods articles that discuss and present data on the productivity performance of key public services.

UKCeMGA Publications

From April 2012 onwards, recent publications by ONS on public service productivity can be found at this link.

March 2012

Public sector productivity estimates: education, 2010

This article provides updated estimates of growth in the volume of public service education output, inputs and productivity from 1996 to 2010.

Quality adjustment for public service education, triangulation

This paper fulfils ONS's development commitment made in 2010, to review alongside external evidence, the use of GCSEs and equivalent qualifications to quality-adjust primary and secondary education output.

May 2011

Expenditure on healthcare in the UK (76.2 Kb Pdf)

This article presents estimates of expenditure on healthcare in the UK that are consistent with international definitions.

March 2011 

Public Service Output, Inputs and Productivity: Healthcare

This article updates estimates of productivity change of publicly funded health services published alongside estimates for other public services in June 2010 (ONS 2010a). 

January 2011

Public Service Labour Productivity
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This article presents two new measures of labour productivity for the public services.

November 2010 

Public Service Output, Input and Productivity: Education (232.5 Kb Pdf)

This article presents updated estimates of publicly funded education from 1996 to 2009

August 2010

UKCeMGA Annual Report 2009 - 10 (182.6 Kb Pdf)

UKCeMGA's main achievements during the last year.

July 2010 

Total Public Service Output Input and Productivity

This article updates experimental estimates for total public service output, inputs and productivity which were produced last year and presents new estimates for 2008.

Measuring the Output of Children's Social Care: an alternative method for looked after children

This article suggests an alternative method for measuring the volume of looked after children in children’s social care output.

June 2010

Measuring the Output of the Prison Service

This article discusses improvements to the output measure for the prison service.

Measuring the Output of the Probation Service (153.4 Kb Pdf)

This article discusses improvements to the output measure for probation. 

Measuring Growth in the Volume of Input for General Practice Services

This consultation focuses on the measurement of growth in the input to public service general practice.

April 2010 

Expenditure on Healthcare in the UK

This article presents estimates of expenditure on healthcare in the UK that are consistent with international definitions.

March 2010 

Amenable Mortality as an indicator of Healthcare Quality - A Literature Review (150 Kb Pdf)

This article reviews the literature on amenable mortality and concludes that there is insufficient evidence on how much of the decline in amenable mortality can be attributed to the healthcare system

Public Service Output, Input and Productivity: Healthcare

This article updates estimates of productivity change in publicly funded healthcare in the UK

Public Service Output, Input and Productivity: Healthcare Triangulation

This article helps users understand estimates presented in Public Service Output, Inputs and Productivity: Healthcare (ONS 2010)

Public Service Output, Input and Productivity: Healthcare Extended Analysis

This article presents further detail on the estimates of UK healthcare

Comparing the different estimates of productivity produced by the Office for National Statistics

This article describes the three different types of productivity measure which ONS publishes and examines the particular question of comparing public and private sector productivity.

Measuring Defence Labour

This paper presents a new method for measuring labour input to defence

February 2010

Improving the method used to calculate the volume of healthcare inputs

This article discusses three improvements to the calculation method for the volume of healthcare inputs

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