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The public sector reform in Tonga: the show must go on

Amosa, Desmond U. (2007) The public sector reform in Tonga: the show must go on. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 22 (3). pp. 183-190. ISSN 0817-8038

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Tonga, renowned as the ‘friendly islands’, recently succumbed to the allure of New Public Management (NPM)-oriented reforms. While this reform was seen as long overdue by some critics, it is evident that persuading the relevant authorities to reform the public service was no easy task, mainly because of the unique social and political settings of the Kingdom. Two reforms central to the overall public sector reform are examined here: the reform of the public enterprises and the performance orientation reforms. It discusses the progress to date and briefly examines some of the key factors central to the effective continuation of the reform.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This article was reprinted as a book chapter in 2008 in the book Administrative set-up and approaches to reform in small and medium countries: a civil service perspective. Bibliographic Details: Publisher: Icfai Research Centre, India Number of pages: 208-218
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Others
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Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2007 22:37
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 03:15

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