Performance-Based Management in Nigerian Public Sector: Issues and Challenges

  • Theophilus Olumuyiwa AGBOOLA


The paper examined the performance-based management in Nigerian public sector which structured around four central issues. These issues were related to the objectives, accountability, effectiveness and outcomes with the view to managing the organisational performance. Performance measurement has become increasingly prevalent performance-evaluation activities at all government levels, yet most administrators/managers still struggle with the fundamental question of what to do with performance measurement data when they have it. Management teams want to know how they incorporate performance measurement into their management and decision-making processes. In this regard, this paper proposed a methodology for moving from measuring performance to performance-based management. Rather than simply reporting performance results, performance-based management focused on linking performance measurement to strategic planning and using it as a lever for cultural change. By creating a learning environment in which performance measures were regularly reviewed and discussed, organisations can improve the pace of learning and decision-making process, improve performance and facilitate broader cultural change

Sep 18, 2018
How to Cite
AGBOOLA, Theophilus Olumuyiwa. Performance-Based Management in Nigerian Public Sector: Issues and Challenges. Ife Social Sciences Review, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 1, p. 24-35, sep. 2018. ISSN 2635-375X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 mar. 2021.