Public administration and governance
The Commonwealth advances good governance by helping members to build public service capacity, strengthen their public institutions and improve service delivery. Research in this area includes decentralisation, local government reform, legislation and financing, e-governance, public expenditure management, public–private partnerships and promoting good governance.
Decentralisation in Commonwealth Africa: Experiences from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania
Through detailed case studies of decentralisation policies in five sub-Saharan African countries – Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania – this book examines the challenges presented, lessons learned, and recommends ways to improve policy implementation.
Resource Guide on Decentralisation and Local Government
This topic guide provides practical guidance for designing, implementing and evaluating decentralisation reforms and local government practices to ensure they are as effective as possible. It includes summaries of key texts and provides links to cutting edge research and recent case studies.
The Contract System of Employment for Senior Government Officials: Experiences from the Pacific
This publication reviews the effects of the reforms implemented under the ‘new public management’ programme on the roles and conditions of service of permanent secretaries and directors in the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
The Contract System of Employment for Senior Government Officials: Experiences from the Caribbean
This publication reviews the effects of the reforms implemented under the new public management programme on the roles and conditions of service of permanent secretaries and directors in Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and St Lucia.
The Contract System of Employment for Senior Government Officials: Experiences from Africa
This publication reviews the effects of the reforms implemented under the new public management programme on the roles and conditions of service of permanent secretaries and directors in Botswana, Ghana, Uganda and Zambia.
Public–Private Partnerships Policy and Practice: A Reference Guide
A comprehensive reference guide on Public-Private Partnerships theory and practice for senior policy-makers and other public sector officials in developing countries. The guide focuses on the key lessons learned - and emerging best practice - from successful and failed PPP transactions over the past thirty years.
Municipal Infrastructure Financing: Innovative Practices from Developing Countries
Presents an overview of the municipal finances and the extent of private sector involvement in the delivery of municipal services in selected Commonwealth developing countries. This title examines four cities: Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Kampala in Uganda, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Karachi in Pakistan.
Information and Communication Technologies for the Public Service: A Small States Focus
Looks at the obstacles facing developing countries and what lessons they can learn from developed countries' approach towards e-government. This book reviews some of the considerations involved for implementing e-governance and e-government. It also includes examples of working plans for implementing e-government in Barbados, Belize, and Cyprus.
Financing Local Government
Explores how fiscal decentralisation takes place alongside administrative decentralisation. This book considers the revenue sources available, systems of intergovernmental transfers between central and local government, and the procedures necessary to ensure that local governments use their financial resources appropriately.
Growth and Success through e-Governance: Best Practice from Cyprus and Malta
Explores the experience of two states, Cyprus and Malta that pioneered the electronic delivery of public services. This book outlines the concerns associated with e-governance, including a synopsis of issues and experiences, and a comparison of e-governance efforts in Cyprus and Malta. It is intended for senior policy-makers in government.
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