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The formula for public sector reforms: public enterprise reform in Fiji Islands and good governance in Oceania

Dubsky, R. and Pathak, Raghuvar D. (2001) The formula for public sector reforms: public enterprise reform in Fiji Islands and good governance in Oceania. Philippines Journal of Public Administration, 45 (3). pp. 149-164. ISSN 0031-7675

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Abstract

Changes in the role of government from the 1970s onward have led to a new formula widely used by the World Bank and aid donors as a prescription for public sector reforms and development both economic and administrative. This study illustrates the adaptation of this formula in the context of development, specifically in one developing country in the South Pacific, Fiji Islands, and in the region of Oceania. It defines the formula first and then concentrates on its application in Fiji, describing its scope and aim, its main features, and briefly assessing its result. Next, the expansion of the formula is described to include the concept of “good governance,” a new social and political dimension which is illustrated by Oceanic experience. Ultimately, possibilities for better future formulations are explored, suggesting a need for more flexibility and participation by aid recipients in this area, and more concern, on part if aid donors, for political processes and cultural values of developing countries in dealing with public reforms, including public enterprise reforms.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: USP RSC Assistant
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 15:06
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 15:06
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10496
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