Table of contents

  • Summary
    • What we know
    • What we don’t know
  • Part I: Introduction
    • Preamble
    • Purpose, scope and method
    • Indigenous governance and public finance management
  • Part II: Case studies from Indigenous Australia
    • Grants for core governance functions
    • Funding based on citizen entitlements
    • Pooled funding arrangements
    • Commonwealth entities
  • Part III: International case studies
    • Social funds
    • Performance-based grant systems
  • Part IV: Discussion
    • Comparison between the international and Indigenous experiences
    • The challenges of the policy environment
    • The limits of devolution
    • Block funding for core governance functions
    • Negotiated (not imposed) metrics for core governance
    • Statutory provisions and ‘whole-of-organisation’ performance agreements
    • Enabling autonomy
    • Rewarding performance and incentivising capability
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
    • References
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Terminology
    • Funding
    • Suggested citation
    • Copyright