LONG-RANGE PLANNING THROUGH PROGRAM BUDGETING
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Program Budgeting--or the Planning-Programming-Budgeting Systems abbreviated as PPB--focuses on the basic function of management, which is to use the organizations available resources in the way that will be most effective in meeting its goals. Basically, the PPB system contributes to the planning process in two ways. First, it establishes and makes explicit the relationships, or linkages, among the organizations objectives, its programs and activities, the resource implications of those activities, and their financial expression in a budget. In so doing, it provides much of the information needed for rational planning in an easily usable form. Second, PPB contributes directly to management decision making by providing analyses of the consequences, in terms of estimated costs and expected benefits, of possible program decisions.
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