Public Sector Reform in Central Asia and the Caucasus

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Abstract

Many developing countries are constantly seeking to reform their public services as part of a wider agenda which supports moves to a market economy and better governance arrangements. Some have embraced public management reforms as the template for their activities with limited success. This paper considers existing research on the impact of public sector reform in developing countries and offers an alternative approach, through case studies of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan, based on two keys elements: an agenda which attempts to shift developing countries to an outcomes based accountability approach operationalized through a “quality of life” framework; and, peer‐to‐peer learning.

LanguageEnglish
Pages168-178
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 25 2019

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Central Asia
public sector
developing country
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Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
public management
market economy
public service
quality of life
governance
responsibility
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Developing countries
Public sector reform
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Keywords

  • Public sector reform; Quality of Life; Central Asia; Caucasus; Outcomes based accountability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Public Administration

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Public Sector Reform in Central Asia and the Caucasus. / Knox, Colin Gerard.

In: International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 42, No. 2, 25.01.2019, p. 168-178.

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