Improving the performance of public enterprise management in Africa: lessons from country experiences
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP);
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Reform of public enterprises is a central feature of the economic policy reform programs being implemented by many African countries. In response to the need to promote better public enterprise management in Africa, the public administration, human resources and social development division launched under SAPAM, a program aimed at the improvement of the performance of public enterprise management in Africa. The first activity in this series was a senior policy workshop devoted to examining the conditions for improving public enterprise performance. At end of that workshop, participants urged ECA to hold a follow-up workshop within a year to assess any progress made towards the revitalization of public enterprises in Africa. In order to make such an assessment meaningful ECA/SAPAM commissioned case studies of ten public enterprises. We are here assembled to examine the findings of the case studies on the ten public enterprises in Africa with a view to drawing appropriate lessons for improved management. The purpose of these case studies is to examine and identify the conditions, practices and policies that make for good or poor public enterprise performance.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP) (1991-10). Improving the performance of public enterprise management in Africa: lessons from country experiences. Dakar. © UN. IDEP. ”
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