Managing the Public Service: Strategies for Improvement Series

Promoting Good Governance

Contibutors: Sam Agere
Publication date: 1 January 2000
Format: Paperback

This book aims to show that a strong and achieving public service is a necessary condition for a competitively successful nation. The concept of good governance is linked with institutionalised values such as democracy, observance of human rights and greater effectiveness of the public sector.

Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries

Contibutors: Victor Ayeni
Publication date: 1 January 2001
Format: Paperback

A country-by-country synopsis of the public sector reform programmes in 40 Commonwealth developing countries, with a profile of each country and an outline of the reform initiatives, implementation processes, achievements and problems encountered.

The Contract System of Employment for Senior Government Officials

Publication date: 1 November 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

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.

Designing Performance Appraisals

Contibutors: Sam Agere, Noella Jorm
Publication date: 1 January 2000
Format: Paperback

This is an examination of the ways and means of designing performance appraisal systems as a result of the public sector reforms taking place in many Commonwealth countries. It looks at ways of designing and institutionalizing performance management measures.