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Improving public sector performance: the experiences of line agencies in Papua New Guinea

Demas, Joseph

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[Introduction]:Improving public sector performance has been a concern both within Papua New Guinea and externally, from foreign investors, financial institutions such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and also Papua New Guinea’s traditional bilateral development partners. Because of the poor performance of the public sector in promoting economic growth, good governance and the delivery of basic services,organisations such as the World Bank...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDemas, Joseph
dc.coverage.spatialAPSEG, RSPAS, The Australian National University
dc.coverage.temporalJuly 2002
dc.date.accessioned2003-07-15
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T05:31:15Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:26:04Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T05:31:15Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:26:04Z
dc.date.created2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/40127
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/40127
dc.description.abstract[Introduction]:Improving public sector performance has been a concern both within Papua New Guinea and externally, from foreign investors, financial institutions such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and also Papua New Guinea’s traditional bilateral development partners. Because of the poor performance of the public sector in promoting economic growth, good governance and the delivery of basic services,organisations such as the World Bank have included this as part of the package under the Structural Adjustment Program (SAP), calling it ‘improving public sector performance’ within the framework of the Public Sector Reform (PSR). This paper discusses three key issues—leadership, the capacity of the bureaucracy to deliver the quality of policy analysis and, most important of all, the degree of political commitment to reform. Papua New Guinea’s experience with public sector reform under the Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) are examined in terms of • what have been some of the impacts of Public Sector Reforms under the SAPs? • how has public sector reform supported the decentralisation process and the delivery of services at the provincial, district and local levels under the new Organic Law of Provincial and Local-Level Governments? • what public sector reform has occurred under the Public Sector Reform Management Unit (PSRMU)? What is the level of commitment to public sector reform? • what have been some of the impacts of public sector reform in the line agencies under the previous structural adjustment programs in Papua New Guinea?
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKumul Scholars International Conference
dc.subjectPNG
dc.subjectPapua New Guinea
dc.subjectpublic sector reforms
dc.subjectgovernance
dc.subjectline agencies
dc.subjectoutcomes
dc.subjectimplications
dc.subjectout-source
dc.titleImproving public sector performance: the experiences of line agencies in Papua New Guinea
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesKumul Scholars International papers from the Conference in Canberra, Australia in July 2002
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationnumber12
local.identifier.citationvolumeKS102
local.identifier.citationyear2002
local.identifier.eprintid1681
local.rights.ispublishedno
dc.date.issued2002
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationAPSEG
local.citationKumul Scholars International Papers KS102-12
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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