Towards a result-oriented public service
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Odia, S.G.;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The role of public service has become a crucial one for national growth and development because the managerial responsibility for many vital areas of economic and social life of the nation has been increasingly assumed by the Government. Not only is Government concerned with such traditional instruments of controlling the life of the-nation as fiscal policy, incentives for agriculture and industry, but with the direct management of institutions that are to point out the way growth shall take place. Due largely to this shift in its tasks, the' success of the vital social and economic, sector of government would depend on the efficiency of its public services. It is in this context that we have to understand the concern" for administrative reforms in most countries of the world. Public service is expected to be the source for leadership, in most countries, and for the ethical and moral values from which private organizations and the public take their cue.