1st Edition

Public Sector Reform and Performance Management in Emerging Economies Outcomes-Based Approaches in Practice

Edited By Zahirul Hoque Copyright 2021
    400 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    400 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In the recent decade, governments worldwide are increasingly focusing on being community-centric and outcomes-based. Consequently, they are starting to move towards outcomes-based approaches to public financial management systems. An outcomes-based approach allows government service agencies and specific program areas to organize and communicate priorities to achieve what matters and makes a difference rather than just going through the motions. Empirical evidence on how government agencies in emerging economies go about this contemporary approach and issues affecting these practices is limited.

    This edited collection of chapters is aimed at covering public sector reform and performance management in emerging economies with special reference to outcomes-based approaches in practice in government services. Practices from developed economies contained in the first book on the topic have been published by Routledge in February 2021. The insights offered on the topic are written by renowned scholars who have identified important issues pertinent to those interested in public sector governance, accounting, accountability, and performance management effectiveness in emerging economies.

    The book will be highly accessible to researchers, academics, and students in the fields of accounting, public administration, development studies, and other non-accounting audiences alike.

    PART I Africa 

    1. Pursuing Results: Results-Based Management in the Kenyan Public Sector

    Robert Ochoki Nyamori 

    2. Implementation issues of outcomes-based budgeting in an Egyptian government agency

    Ahmed O. R. Kholeif 

    PART II Central America 

    3. Outputs vs. Outcomes: Quality of Services in Honduran Municipalities

    Francisco Bastida and Lorenzo Estrada 

    PART III East Asia 

    4. Reforming the public sector for the Saemaul Undong in Korea

    So, Jin Kwang 

    PART IV South-East Asia 

    5. Outcome-based measures in socialist performance evaluation system: Evidence and lessons from Vietnam

    Kate Mai 

    6. Temporalizing the healthy self-governing citizen: Singapore’s successful healthcare neoliberal project

    Chin Moi Loh, Chu Yeong Lim and Mark Christensen 

    7. Implementation of Outcomes-Based Budgeting System in the Malaysian Government

    Zakiah Saleh, Che Ruhana Isa and Haslida Abu Hasan 

    8. Capturing traditions and preserving outcomes: evidence from Malaysian river-care programmes

    Soon Yong Ang and Danture Wickramasinghe 

    9. Implementation of Outcome-Based Budgeting in Indonesia- The Case of Ministry of Environment and Forestry

    Bambang Setiono 

    PART V South Pacific 

    10. Public Sector Paradigm Shift to an Outcome-based Focus: Insights from Fiji

    Nirmala Nath and Umesh Sharma 

    PART VI Western Asia/South-Eastern Europe 

    11. Analysis of Performance Indicators in Public Universities: The Case of Turkey

    Emin Zeytinoglu 

    PART VII Middle East

    12. Public sector reforms in Iran: Implications for performance-based budget practice

    Farzaneh Jalali Aliabad 

    PART VIII South Asia 

    13. Public Budgeting in Bangladesh: An Earnest Quest for Transparency and Accountability

    Nikhil C. Shil, Zahirul Hoque and Anup Chowdhury 

    14. Outcome-based Budgeting in India: An Analysis of a Central Government Flagship Scheme

    Seema Miglani 

    15. Outcome-based Control Systems and Accountability Dilemma in Foreign Funded Development Projects: A Sri Lankan Case

    Chathurani Rathnayaka and Kenneth Weir


    Zahirul Hoque, PhD (Manchester), FCPA, FCMA, is a Professor of Management Accounting/Public Sector in the La Trobe Business School of La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.