DRV-Eval: Evaluation of the Pilot Project Decentralized Resource Responsibility of the State Capital Stuttgart

Initial Situation

The concept for Decentralized Resource Responsibility is understood by the city Stuttgart as part or prerequisite for a successful implementation of the planned overall control system.


The pilot project Decentralized Resource Responsibility, conducted as a part of the project PLUSS (planning and controlling in Stuttgart), was scientifically monitored and evaluated by the Chair for Information Systems at the Universität Hohenheim. The concept’s basic idea is the concentration of responsibility and decision-making permission to allow the various administrative bodies, within a given radius of operation, more flexibility and effectiveness in its use of resources. The individual elements of the Decentralized Resource Responsibility were tested in the form of a field test with selected departments. In particular, it focused on the expansion of freedoms in budget implementation (co-signature, personnel costs budgeting), the testing of controlling instruments for politics (GR) and the highest administrative level (reporting). In addition, the division of responsibility between expert and cross-sectional offices shall be largely eliminated. For this purpose, the question of co-signature requirements was analyzed.


Through the academic support an objective evaluation of project success and project implementation was carried out. In addition, optimization opportunities were identified for the development of the concept of Decentralized Resource Responsibility.


Scientific Partners

Technische Universität München, Chair for Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Krcmar)
Universität Hohenheim 

Business Partners

State Capital Stuttgart
Unternehmensberatung Roland Berger & Partner


Schelkle et al. (2001): Nullmessungsbericht DRV-Eval.


Dr. Petra Wolf