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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Managing Development Policy in Botswana: Implementing Reforms for Rapid Change
Author:Hope, Kempe R.ISNI
Periodical:Public Administration and Development
Geographic term:Botswana
public administration
administrative reform
Politics and Government
Economics and Trade
External link:https://doi.org/10.1002/pad.4230150105
Abstract:This paper shows how the management of development in Botswana has faltered in recent years and describes the reform measures that have been embarked upon to effect rapid change and recapture the postindependence spirit and record of successful and efficient development management. After a brief sketch of the imperatives giving rise to the implementation of reform measures the main elements of the reform strategy are discussed: the introduction of the organization and methods review (designed to improve the institutional capacity of the development management machinery for successfully implementing development policy and covering all ministries and departments at all levels of their operations); the training of development managers; the promotion of productivity in the public sector (to which end two related strategies have been embarked upon: the establishment of the Botswana National Productivity Centre; and the creation of Work Improvement Teams); the control of corruption (to which end a Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime was established); and the replacement of expatriates by Botswana nationals in the public sector. Bibliogr., sum.