Rethinking Policy Analysis and Management

Enhancing Policy Development and Management in the Public Service

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Many governments are indecisive about the role of the state in this era of rapid change, and a new policy development and management paradigm is emerging – a transition from administration to management is under way. This book offers a practical framework within which policy can be conceptualised, formulated, implemented and evaluated.




Increasingly, the global, political, economic and social changes experienced all over the world are having a direct impact on the Commonwealth countries in general and on the Eastern and Southern African countries in particular. Specifically, the impact has been experienced not only on the political processes of establishing or strengthening democratic governments and institutions but also on the economic policies and strategies that have been formulated in the region. The economic structural adjustment programmes which have been implemented in the region are similar in the assumptions, policy, content and purpose, strategy and methodological approach.


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