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.



Strengthening Public Service Leadership

In the early 1990s a new top management structure was put in place as part of the ongoing Public Service reform programme. It is a unified structure consisting of four basic levels (Permanent Secretary, Director General, Director and Assistant Director) with a number of distinctive features, notably the use of renewable contractual appointments and the setting of annual performance targets linked to a system of performance bonuses.


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