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Fixing Fiji's civil service overweight problem: a challenge

Amosa, Desmond U. and Narayan, Jashwini J. and Naz, Rafia and Pandaram, Atishwar (2009) Fixing Fiji's civil service overweight problem: a challenge. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 24 (2). pp. 43-53. ISSN 0817-8038

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Fiji's ‘overweight’ civil service was the centre of attention of previous regimes, yet not much action was taken to resolve the problem. The attempt by the interim regime to address this problem by implementing a 30 per cent reduction of the civil workforce by 2011 is a bold decision, considering the economic and political uncertainties facing the country. The retirement age and redundancy policies are central measures of the reforms. While the earlier retirement age policy might have an immediate impact, redundancy is expected to be instrumental in the later stage of the process. The interplay between Fiji's institutional setting and the country's civil service culture presents a major test for the policy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The above was also presented as a paper at the Fiji Economy Update in Suva and Labasa, Fiji, on 28 and 30 July 2009 respectively.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 25 May 2009 04:29
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 07:14

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