This Good Practice Guide from the Department for Communities and Local Government sets out lessons about how councils can improve their performance. It draws on evidence gathered from the rapid improvements made by councils designated as poorly performing in the Comprehensive Performance Assessment . Their process has been tracked by INLOGOV at the University of Birmingham.It has been produced to help councils maintain improvements and to prevent performance decline. It also looks at what can be done to bring a council back on course when performance has declined.
The Guide brings together evidence gathered from observing the rapid improvements made by councils designated as poorly performing in CPA 2002. It offers practical lessons from the ‘learning from the experience of recovery’ research for a range of local government practitioners.
The Guide is available at: http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1502677