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Measuring public value

Measuring public value (particularly associated with Mark Moore), explores the value associated with public policy. Some of these tie value to notions of opportunity cost (that is, what people would give up in order to receive a service or outcome whether through payments (taxes or charges); granting coercive powers to the state (for example, in return for security), disclosing private information (in return for more personalised services), giving time (for example, as a school governor) or other personal resources (for example, giving blood). The BBC in the UK uses this method as an aid in decision making.