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Title:Building public service leadership capacity understanding the public service leadership environment: challenges in building public service leadership capacity and the role of public service training institutes
Author:Arinaitwe, Raphael Wakabwe
Periodical:African Administrative Studies (ISSN 0007-9588)
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:public administration
civil service training
Abstract:This paper discusses the possible contributions by Public Service Training Institutes (PSTIs) toward addressing the need for critical leadership skills in public administration in Africa. It also stresses how PSTIs should align strategies with interventions that are responsive to the work environment. The following eight principles ought to govern the Public Service: ethics and professionalism; efficient, economic and effective use of resources; developmental and accountable administration; responsiveness and public participation; transparency; good human resources management; and broad representativeness. PSTIs should: align training needs with public service demands and reforms; carry out formal training and development programmes at all levels to properly equip the civil service workforce with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes; develop strategies to design appropriate training that embraces everyone and fosters sustainability; collaborate with national departments and local governments to ensure relevance; and, carry out a diagnostic assessment of the public sector's environment in order to understand the prevalent dynamics, complex governance structures and problems, and accountability issues. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]