Research Papers

The Institute has the only dedicated public management research resource nationally. Scroll down the page to see our latest products and to access links from which you can download copies of our reports and papers from our Insight Briefs, State of the Public Service research series, Local Government research series, Local Authority Times newsletter, Working Papers, papers produced for the Committee for Public Management Research (pre 2008), and other research reports.

If you have a research related query please contact Carolyn Gormley in the first instance.

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Public Sector Trends 2019

Public Sector Trends 2019 examines trends in public sector development and is the tenth in our annual series. The intention is to help inform the debate on Ireland's public sector and public administration, and its role in Irish society.

Here we try to bring some evidence to bear on the important debate on the future shape, size and direction of the public sector. Using data gathered from a number of sources, information on the size and cost of the public sector, the quality of public administration, efficiency and performance, and levels of trust and confidence is presented in a simple but rigorous manner.


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