Towards a benchmarking paradigm in European water utilities

R. Cunha Marques*, Kristof De Witte

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This article explains the benefits of using benchmarking tools in the public sector to drive up performance. The authors examine the case of european water utilities, focusing on four countries: portugal, belgium, the netherlands and the uk. They argue for the creation of a european ‘observatory’ to collect data, promote benchmarking and disseminate best practice in the water sector.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-48
JournalPublic Money & Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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