Policy evaluation in leisure services - the Northern Ireland case

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-117
Number of pages13
JournalLeisure Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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