The increased level of indiscipline, malfunctioning of public organizations and corrupt policies has made good governance a popular demand worldwide. Good governance can only be ensured by increasing the level of skill, honesty and integrity of the public officials. As central training institutes contribute to the improvement of the quality of public service, its activities have been receiving renewed attention. The impact of globalization has forced a standardization of administrative procedures and practices as well as a convergence in the role and operation of central training institutes for public service. The continuous pressure for achieving and maintaining good governance is particularly significant for both India and Hong Kong. Based on extensive field research, this book contributes to the ongoing debate and suggests ways for enhancing capabilities of public services in developing countries. Suitable for readers of globalization and good governance as well as public administration and human resource management.
Contents: Introduction; Training for public services; Centralized public service training; Public service training in India; Public service training in Hong Kong; The challenge of training in a globalized world; Conclusions; Appendix A: list of selected officials interviewed in India; Appendix B: list of selected officials interviewed in Hong Kong; Bibliography; Subject index.