GREENBERG, D. and DAVIS, A., 2010. Learning from cost analyses: an illustration from the UK's New Deal for Disabled People (NDDP). Public Money & Management, 30 (3), pp. .189 -196
This article describes a cost analysis of an employment programme available to people claiming incapacity benefits in the UK. The NDDP was delivered locally by contracted providers called ‘job brokers’. The cost analysis found great variation among job brokers' costs and profitability, much of which seems attributable to differences in job broker size. The methods described here will be useful in evaluations wherever multiple institutions are contracted by governments to deliver services, especially when these institutions are involved in several different programmes.