- PUBLICATION DATA:
- ISBN-10: 92-808-1082-0,
- United Nations University Press
- July 2003
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There is not a single African country that did not attempt public sector reforms in the 1990s. Governments no longer see themselves as sole suppliers of social services, frequently opting for partnerships with the private sector. Efficiency and choice have entered the language of the planning and implementation units of Africa’s line ministries, while privatization is no longer the controversial subject it was a decade ago. There have also been moves towards more open and democratic governments.
Reforming Africa’s Institutions looks at the extent to which reforms undertaken in Sub-Saharan Africa in recent years have enhanced institutional capacities across the breadth of government. To what extent have reforms been internalized and defended by governments? The authors also look specifically at the impact of public sector reforms on these economies and pose the question whether ‘ownership can be attained when countries continue to be heavily dependent on external support.
Table of Contents:
|IntroductionPart I: The Political Economy of Reform OwnershipGovernance and policy in AfricaOwning Economic Reforms: A comparative study of Ghana and TanzaniaDo donors matter for institutional reform in AfricaZambian policy making and the donor community in the 1990′sPart II: Incentive structures and incentives in the public sectorEconomic and institutional reforms in French speaking West Africa: Impact on efficiency and growthReform of the Malawian public sector: Incentives, governance and accountabilityIncentive structure and efficiency in the Kenyan civil serviceIncentive structure, civil service efficiency and the hidden economy in NigeriaThe Mozambican civil service: Incentives, reforms and performancePart III: Developing Institutional CapabilitiesPrivatization in sub-Saharan Africa: On factors affecting implementation Decentralization, local bureaucracies and service delivery in UgandaInstitutional development in Africa: The case of insolvency lawNon-formal institutions, informal economies, and the politics of inclusionRelevance of the Nordic model for African developmentList of Contributors: Tony AddisonArne BigstenAnders DanielsonDick DurevallMoses L. GololaAbdalla HamdokSteve Kayizzi-Mugerwa Damiano Kulundu MandaMohammed SalisuJosA. SulemaneAili Mari TrippYvonne M. TsikataHendrik van der HeijdenClas Wihlborg|