Civil service reform in developing countries

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Civil service reform is a deliberate action to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, professionalism, representativity and democratic character of a civil service, with a view to promoting better delivery of public goods and services, with increased accountability. Such actions can include data gathering and analysis, organizational restructuring, improving human resource management and training, enhancing pay and benefits while assuring sustainability under overall fiscal constraints, and strengthening measures for public participation, transparency, and combating corruption.

Important differences between developing countries and developed countries require that civil service and other reforms first rolled out in developed countries be carefully adapted to local conditions in developing countries.



Data and Diagnostics[edit]

Structure of the Public Sector[edit]

Personnel Management[edit]

Combating Corruption[edit]

Issues for Reform[edit]

Engaging support for reform[edit]