This article considers the background to one of the projects in the UK Economic and Social Research Council's Public Services Programme: a major; three-year investigation of how health inequalities are being framed for intervention at a local level in post-devolution England, Scotland and Wales. A particular interest is in the difference that performance assessment makes as it engages to a greater or lesser extent with health inequalities.
Blackman, T., Elliott, E., Greene, A., Harrington, B., Hunter, D. J., Marks, L., McKee, L., & Williams, G. (2006). Performance assessment and wicked problems: the case of health inequalities. Public Policy and Administration, 21(2), 66-80. https://doi.org/10.1177/095207670602100206