Determinants of the legitimacy of performance assessment among public officials in colombian subnational governments
- Tesis/Trabajos de Grado 
"Performance assessments are one kind of management tools that seek to induce desirable behaviors among public employees. They also help guarantee individual and organizational expectation alignment, create knowledge about development, and allow agency control. However, in countries still in process of professionalizing their civil services, the performance measurement appears more as a formality than a strategic process that brings valuable information to management. This characteristic reduces the legitimacy of the performance assessment among public employees and supervisors, leading to a vicious circle in which performance is not assessed properly nor generates positive incentives towards greater performance..."