From Problem to Solution

Commonwealth Strategies for Reform

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This book develops a framework for productive public service reforms, based on successful innovations and practical strategies developed and implemented across the Commonwealth. The first section highlights the pressures Commonwealth countries face. The following sections draw out common strategic approaches and provide a framework of practical solutions. The final section identifies critical challenges which must be addressed to sustain public service reform and underpin accountable administration for just and honest government.



Strategy 1 Improving Policy Development and Co-Ordination

The ability to deliver sound and achievable policy is a key indicator of the health of the public service. Two key components of strategies for improving policy development and co-ordination emerged from Commonwealth Roundtables and advisory services. First, the need concentrate on strengthening the institutional mechanisms required for sound policy development, implementation and review and, second, the higher order need for policy frameworks for the reform process itself.


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