Many factors inhibit economic growth in Africa. Development partners have redefined themselves, putting the responsibility of steering our economies in our own hands. How do we introduce managerism in the public sector so as to do more with less and be relevant to the citizen? What are the emerging lessons on prospects and challenges of public sector reforms in the developing world?
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Public sector managers; men and women commissioners, directors, planners, economic modelers and those involved in implementing public reforms
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:-
• Establish the need to reform and re-invent government;
• Establish the need for developing a ‘responsive and responsible government;
• Acquire techniques to engage the citizen as the client and partner in implementing government programmes;
• Develop techniques for evaluating undertaken reforms, identify areas for improvement and re-design new public management programmes;
• Align government reforms with the global sustainable development goals.
Why public sector reform;
Why re-invent government;
• Experiences from Canada, UK, Australia and Singapore;
• Government image to the citizen;
• Conducting self-assessment;
• Whole of a government concept;
• Need to improve performance management and be relevant to citizen;
Challenges of reform in public sector;
• Implementing change in government;
• Leadership and governance issues;
• Introducing managerism;
• Perceptions and attitudes;
• How to engage citizens;
• Breaking down the silos;
• Establishing national values;
• Conceptual analysis of strategic planning;
• Designing performance management instrument: which instrument to use and why;
• Training and empowerment of public servants to remain relevant;
• Leveraging diversity;
• How to align global sustainable development goals with priority national plans.