Course syllabus U15-0114-I - Measurement and Evaluation of Territorial Self-government Performance (FESRD - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development
Course unit code: U15-0114-I
Course unit title: Measurement and Evaluation of Territorial Self-government Performance
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 4
Semester: -- item not defined --
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
During the semester there will be 1 written tests for 20 points, presentation of seminary work for 10 points and a final written exam for 70 points. To obtain the grade A it is necessary to get at least 93 points for grade B at least 86 points, C at least 79 points, D at least 72 points D and E at least 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the basic terms and conditions to measure and assess the performance of local authorities, system performance measurement methods, instruments and the formation and use of appropriate indicators for measuring. After completing the course students will know the nature of the measurement and evaluation of the performance of government entities. They will obtain knowledge of methods suitable for cost management and evaluation of financial health, methods for comparing and improving performance. Students will know the effective tools of economic and financial analysis for financial management of local authorities.
Course contents:
- The financial system of self-government,
- Measurement and performance evaluation,
- Methods and tools of performance measuring of self-government,
- Indicators of performance measurement,
- Benchmarking in local self-government,
- Balanced scorecard,
- ABC - assessment of costs, performance and processes,
- Economic analysis of self-government and its methods,
- Financial Analysis of self-government,
- Assessment of the financial health of self-government,
- Reporting, controlling, auditing and rating.
Recommended or required reading:
Kolibac C., Meek, JW., Zia, A. 2010. Governance networks in public administration and public policy. ISBN-13: 978-1420071269
Miháliková, E. a kol. 2011. Finančná situácia a výkonnosť v samospráve. UPJŠ v Košiciach, ISBN 978-80-7097-898-6.
Ochrana, F., Puček, M. 2011. Efektívní zavádení a řízení změn ve veřejné správě. Wolters Kluwer ČR Praha. ISBN 978-80-7357-667-7.
Ochrana, F., Puček, M. 2012. Dosahování úspor a omezování plýtvání ve veřejném sektoru. Wolters Kluwer ČR Praha. ISBN 978-80-7357-909-8.
Ochrana, F. 2002. Manažerské metódy ve veřejném sektoru. Ekopress Praha. ISBN 80-86119-51-3.
Ochrana, F. 2011. Veřejné výdajové programy, veřejné projekty a zákazky. Wolters Kluwer ČR Praha. ISBN 978-80-7357-644-8.
Poister, TH. 2008. Measuring performance in public and nonprofit organizations. ISBN-13: 978-0787949990
Wholey, .JS., Hatry, H.P., Newcomer, K.E.2010. Handbook of practical program evaluation. ISBN-13: 978-0470522479.
Wholey, .JS., Mayne, J., Zapico-Goni, E. 2007. Monitoring performance in the public sector: Future directions from international experience. Transaction Publishers, ISBN 9781412828987

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Eva Balážová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Maroš Valach, PhD. (examiner, instructor)
Last modification: 4. 9. 2017
Supervisor: Ing. Eva Balážová, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 09/04/2017.

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