Redefining Management Roles

Improving the Functional Relationship between Ministers and Permanent Secretaries

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Highlights problems facing ministers and permanent secretaries in the management and reform of the public service; redefines the role and responsibilities of ministers and permanent secretaries in implementing reform; identifies the policy and administrative boundaries of elected and appointed officials; shares best practice in enhancing the functional relationships through case studies of Britain, Canada and Trinidad & Tobago.



Foreword and Acknowledgements

A strong and achieving public service is a necessary condition for a competitively successful nation. The Management and Training Services Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat assists member governments to improve the performance of the public service through action-oriented advisory services, policy analysis and training. This assistance is supported by funds from the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC).


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