Public Value: How Can it be Measured, Managed and Grown? aims to make value more transparent and more open to interrogation, whether that concerns libraries, bicycle lanes, museums, primary health services or training programmes for the unemployed. It focuses on both how to both understand as well as to create value, by acknowledging that value may come from government action; it can also be created by others, in civil society and business, and recognising that value can often be complex, whether in terms of who benefits, or how it relates to values, as well as more technical issues such as what discount rates to apply. It builds on Nesta's expertise to identify better and alternative ways mapping and measuring public value.
Mulgan. G. et al. (2019) Public value. London: Nesta.