1st Edition

The Civil Service in Commonwealth Africa Development and Transition

By A.L. Adu Copyright 1969

    First Published in 1969 the Civil Service in Commonwealth Africa describes the changing role of the civil service in Africa from the colonial era, through the post-independence transition to the contemporary African situation. Mr Adu deals with policy and programme for reforming the machinery of government and the structure of the Civil Service to make them effective executive instruments of policy; he examines the organization of ministries and describes the policy making process. Africanization is seen as an urgently necessary phase in the process of nationalizing the public services and organizing a lasting and effective staff development policy. Mr Adu’s rich experience in public administration covers the final years of British colonial era, the transition period of self-government and the post-independence period. This book is a must read for students of African studies, African government and politics, and public administration.

    Preface Acknowledgement 1. Introduction 2. Historical Perspectives 3. The Civil Service within Machinery of Government 4. The Structure of the Civil Service 5. Administration of the Civil Service 6. Staff Development – Recruitment and Training 7. The Africanization Policy and Programme 8. The Public Service Commission 9. Staff Relations, Efficiency and Discipline 10. Structure and Functions of Ministries and Departments 11. The Policy-making Process 12. Financial Control 13. Other Public Services 14. Service Standards and Traditions 15. The Civil Service in Contemporary Africa Appendixes Index


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