Integrating View of Federal Program Budgeting

by Werner Zvi Hirsch

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A proposal for a program budget to supplement the federal administrative budget. The author believes such a program, designed with due regard to policy objectives, costs, and time discussions, would help in preparing operationally useful information on inputs and outputs, and thus correct existing deficiencies in policy implementation revealed by the Memorandum. While it would pertain to specific programs, the program budget would also develop relevant information and permit the application of analytical tools to the selection of alternatives. One such tool, cost-utility analysis, is discussed at length. Methods for organizing the program and some of its problems are considered.

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