Policy study on staff management and organisational performance in Tanzania and Uganda
A team of researchers and consultants, with Ole Therkildsen, DIIS, as the team leader, has just completed a Danida funded policy study on staff management and organisational performance. The main issues dealt with in this study are presented below.
Staff management and organisational performance in Tanzania and Uganda: Public servant perspectives
The short answer to Question 1 is – generally speaking – that Public Sector Organisational Performance=Merit + Motivation + Management + Context
- How may poor countries with limited budgets improve their public sector performance through better Human Resources Management (HRM)?
- How may donors assist?
The short answer to Question 2 is that donors should
Moreover, donors could reduce their own negative impact on organisational performance by:
- help governments focus more on the three M-factors.
- not creating well funded islands of plenty inside or outside resource starved public organizations;
- not contributing to ‘unfair’ pay differentials within and between public organisations;
- not distorting fragile labour markets by funding significantly better conditions in embassies, NGOs, vertical funds and other ‘modern’ versions of parallel donor driven management set-ups.
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