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New management-by-objectives and control system of Cantonal disability offices (since 2006)

Country of implementation
Switzerland
General short description of the innovation
In the wake of the 4th revision of the federal law on disability insurance, the control of the performance of Cantonal disability offices by the Federal Social Insurance Office has been strengthened. / While prior to 2006, control over cantonal decision processes took place every three year, it now takes place annually. In addition, a new monitoring and reporting system has been established. This includes the definition of annual target agreements between the Federal Social Insurance Office and each Cantonal disability office based on a set of outcome-oriented indicators, and a strengthened competition between Cantonal disability offices for outcomes. / The overall objective was to reorient the support offered by Cantonal disability offices towards employment promotion. /
Target group
Disabled
Policy Field
  • social
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
In force since 2006
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: very low, mainly administrative costs
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: unknown
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The overall objective was to provide incentives for the Cantonal disability offices to reorient their support offered to disability benefit claimants towards employment promotion / /
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
strong
Type of innovation
  • new form of policy monitoring and/or evaluation
New outputs
  • governance (stricter management and control of the performance of Cantonal disability office by the central state)
Intended target group
Disabled people
Working age population
  • main source of income: social protection (disability benefits)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body (Federal Social Insurance Offices, Cantonal disability offices)
  • central state
Clarification of the role of various actors
Central state as the main actor involved in policy-making, while the Federal Social Insurance Office and Cantonal disability offices are the main actors involved in implementation
Intended output
  • governance (stricter management and control of the performance of Cantonal disability offices by the central state)
Intended and unintended outcomes
not possible
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