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Key Principles of Public Sector Reforms

Commonwealth Case Studies

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Public sector reforms continue to be an integral part of governments' efforts to modernise the public service, making it more citizen-centric and responsive. Public service reforms that improve accountability and participation, reduce corruption and improve rulefollowing behaviour to reduce the discretion of officials, are particularly crucial. Key Principles of Public Sector Reforms contains a variety of case studies that member countries across the Commonwealth can replicate, adapt or customise according to needs and local contexts. Country case studies from Cameroon, Ghana, Grenada, India, Kenya, Rwanda, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania and Trinidad and Tobago speak to the policy reforms, strategies and methodologies deployed to support national priorities, especially through greater policy coherence, for sustained development and growth.

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Principle 6: Professionalisation and Improved Morale

In the 21st century public service, civil servants should be considered professional, as their roles are distinct: they have to provide citizens a wide array of quality services. Some of the areas of service are specialist areas but all areas within the public sector demand professionalism and adherence to codes of ethics in their execution. As technology increases, there is a need for expert professionals in the public service and the call for professionalism in the public service will continue.

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