Innovations in Public Expenditure Management

Country Cases from the Commonwealth

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A key feature of a professional and credible public service is transparent and accountable financial management. In a rapidly changing and often challenging public sector environment, public servants are seeking new and creative approaches to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their work.

This collection of case studies, broadly drawn from Commonwealth developed and developing countries, examines innovations in public financial management and provides practical information on best practices and recommendations for new initiatives. It will be valuable for public sector leaders and policy-makers as they work to improve their public financial management systems.



Implementing Effective Performance Management in a Public Service Organisation

Implementation of performance management in the public sector of Ghana has been a challenge since the 1980s. Successive governments have tried without success to get the public service to implement an effective performance management system. Managers who have the responsibility to ensure performance as well as employees whose performance must be monitored, reviewed and rewarded have borne the effect of ineffective performance management in the public sector. The challenge in Ghana partly stems from managers’ inability to deal with socio-cultural aspects of the performance management process.


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