In this book, Dr. Cochrane presents various case studies of institutional reform and discusses how the reforms worked in practice. Through an examination of the budgeting process in Zambia, the public service in PapuaNew Guinea, agricultural programs in Sierra Leone, and rural development in Brazil, he draws lessons and indicates guidelines for institutional reform in developing countries.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Project Level Innovations -- 2 Budgetary Translation of Policy -- 3 Control and Direction of the Public Service -- 4 Lessons for Future Work -- Appendix A Mine Development and Guaymi Indians -- Appendix B Budgeting Notes -- Appendix C Papua New Guinea and Constitutional Issues -- Appendix D New Public Finance (Management Act) -- Appendix E Fieldwork -- Appendix F Accountability, Role Definition, and Max Weber.
Glynn Cochrane, currently the World Bank's adviser on public administration to the government of Papua New Guinea, previously taught at the Maxwell Graduate School, Syracuse University. He is the author of The Cultural Appraisal of Development Projects and Policies for Strengthening Third World Local Government.