Public policy evaluation in leisure has been largely ignored until recently when attempts have been made to assess the impact of capital and revenue expenditure and its value-for- money consequences. Two recent studies - the Roberts’ Report: Community response to leisure provision in Belfast (1989) and the Local Government Audit study (DoE, 1989) on indoor provision in Northern Ireland - highlight the difficulties in evaluating leisure policy. A detailed examination of both studies suggests that developing leisure objectives which are amenable to both quantitative and qualitative assessment and the complementary use of meaningful performance indicators are a necessary pre-requisite for future leisure policy evaluation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
- Geography, Planning and Development