Public Sector Efficiency and Reform  register

Course Overview

The efficient running of the public sector is critical to successful national development and economic reform programs. This course will discuss practical ways of delivering the required efficiencies and leave delegates with an up-to-date understanding of the issues and how the challenges facing the public sector can be addressed.

Course Objectives

  • Understand how to improve fiscal performance and strengthen public service delivery
  • Learn how to enhance trade competitiveness and improve the investment climate
  • Learn how to structure a well-targeted fiscal stimulus package to protect jobs and provide a boost to the economy

Course Outline

  • What is the public sector?
  • The political economy context of public sector reform
  • Pressures on governments and levels of reform
  • Which problems are the reforms designed to solve?
  • Delegation Versus Accountability
  • Decentralization Versus Coordination
  • Devolution of Financial Autonomy Versus Budgetary Controls
  • Privatization and Public Private Partnership
  • Decentralisation
  • New Public Management
  • Public Financial Management and Public Sector Reform