Innovation in the Public Sector Essay

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Economic Commission for Africa Innovations and Best Practices in Public Sector Reforms: The Case of Civil Service in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa Economic Commission for Africa Innovations and Best Practices in Public Sector Reforms: The Case of Civil Service in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa December 2010 ii Innovations and Best Practices in Public Sector Reforms: Table of Contents List of acronyms Foreword Acknowledgements Executive Summery CHAPTER I: Introduction 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Structure of the Study Methodology Definition of key Concepts The Nexus Between the Six Terms v viii x xi 1 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 CHAPTER II: Innovations and Best Practices in Public Sector Reforms 2.1 The International Context 2.2 The African Context CHAPTER III: The Post-Colonial State in Africa 3.1 Reasons Behind State Intervention in Africa 3.2 Three Thematic Areas of the Post-Colonial State 3.3 Building State Capacity CHAPTER IV: The Weberian Bureaucratic Model and the African Civil Service 4.1 Features of Bureaucratic Model 4.2 Pathologies of the Model The Case of Civil Service in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa iii CHAPTER V: Trends and Processes of Civil Service Reforms in Africa 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Review of the General Literature on Public Sector Reform (PSR) Review of the Literature on Public Sector Reforms in Africa The Outcome of the Reform Phases Review of the Literature on Civil Service Reform (CSR) Trends, Processes and Dynamics of Civil Service Reforms in Africa Phases of Civil Service Reforms The Evaluation of CSRs in Africa since the 1980s Strategies to Improve CSRs in Africa Four major set of factors that affect administrative reform 16 16 17 28 31 36 37 38 41 42 CHAPTER VI: Experiences, Innovations and Best Practices
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