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.



Principle 3: Intelligent Political Strategies and Engagement

“Mainstream analysis of the political–administrative interface based on the prognoses of the Weberian model of public administration underscores the importance of trust in between politicians and administrators. These questions are even more pronounced in small island developing countries in the Caribbean, given their ‘smallness’, the contiguous interpersonal relations within such countries and their serious developmental challenges. Coalition governments have become the object of intense debate globally as a result of their increasing presence in the international political environment. Around the world, they have increasingly emerged as alternative sources of executive and parliamentary power and have thus given rise to discussions and analysis on their effectiveness and sustainability.”


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