ESRI Conference on Economic Renewal: Public Services
Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2
Time: 08.30 - 12.45
What can Ireland do to improve and maintain public services when budgets are being cut? This is the focus of the second in a special series of half-day conferences on economic renewal, hosted by the ESRI. Researchers are presenting the best available evidence, both international and domestic, to address the following key issues for public services:
- What is the potential role of pay for performance in improving quality and efficiency in Irish health care?
- Can we improve the quality of second-level education despite the funding shortage?
- How does the general public rate the quality of different public services in Ireland?
Policymakers and other interested parties were invited to discuss the evidence offered and to respond to the ideas and issues raised.
8.30 Registration & Refreshments
8.55 Opening remarks: Frances Ruane, ESRI
9.00 The Potential Role of Pay-for-Performance in Irish Health Care
Anne Nolan, Jacqueline O'Reilly, Samantha Smith, Aoife Brick, ESRI. Link to paper and presentation
9.30 Response: Liam Woods, Health Service Executive
9.40 Audience discussion
10.05 Improving Second-level Education: Using Evidence for Policy Development
Emer Smyth, Selina McCoy, ESRI. Link to paper and presentation
10.35 Response: Brigid McManus, Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills
10.45 Audience Discussion
11.40 Quality of Public Services: Irish Public Perceptions and Implications for Renewal
Dorothy Watson, ESRI. Link to paper and presentation
12.10 Response: Paul Reid, Programme Director, Reform and Delivery Office, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
12.20 Audience Discussion
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The Economic Renewal Conference Series is supported by FBD Trust. Two further half-day conferences in this series are scheduled in the first quarter of 2012. These conferences will cover
• competition and regulation,
• economic adjustment.