A Profile of the Public Service of Malta

Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management

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Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption. Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely. Now up dated and completely revised, these reissued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995. Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.



Improving Efficiency in the Use of Resources

One of the problems identified by the Public Service Reform Commission in its report of 1989 was the absence of forward planning in government departments. The findings of a subsequent study on budgeting procedures were consistent with this. Budgeting was carried out on a purely annual basis with little or no effort to take account of longer-term trends and developments in allocating funds.


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