Efficiency with lost effectiveness (human rights violations, minimal accountability for funds usage and pretty much anything) is not efficiency. If you give a $50,000,000 contract to a private individual (company) to run a public service, what metrics do you use to determine effectiveness? If you budget $50,000,000 to a public dept to run a public service, what metrics do you use to determine effectiveness? If it’s not the same metrics, you CAN’T compare efficiency.

Efficiency with lost effectiveness (human rights violations, minimal accountability for funds usage and pretty much anything) is not efficiency.

If you give a $50,000,000 contract to a private individual (company) to run a public service, what metrics do you use to determine effectiveness?

If you budget $50,000,000 to a public dept to run a public service, what metrics do you use to determine effectiveness?

If it’s not the same metrics, you CAN’T compare efficiency.

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“Motivation” is for method actors.

A service is a service.

Is it effective or not?

Only once you can measure effectiveness, can you even think about working on efficiency.

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This distinction is muddled in politics but it’s not difficult.
With efficiency, you can say, “Look, it got done quickly” – but did the right thing get done?

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