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Jowitt, Anita L. (2014) Public Sector. Transparency Vanuatu, Vanuatu.

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The public sector is widely perceived as facing issues relating to corruption. There is a reasonable legal framework for accountability and integrity of public servants. However, political interference and lack of implementation of the legal framework mean that in practice there is little accountability. In the absence of financial accountability mechanisms it is difficult to determine to what extent public service agencies are suffering from shortages of resources in undertaking activities, and to what extent mismanagement and corruption plays a role in limiting service delivery. In likelihood both contribute to weak service delivery by the public service. There are plans to strengthen the extent to which the public service educates the public on corruption and cooperates with other agencies in addressing corruption. In past years, and at the moment, however, little is done in these areas. Public procurement is not transparent and there are significant loopholes in the laws in this area. As a result public procurement processes are open to abuse.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 00:15
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 02:46

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