Public Administration and Development Improving Accountability, Responsiveness and Legal Framework


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This publication addresses the complex questions of improving accountability, responsiveness and legal frameworks in the public sector, particularly in developing countries. The topics covered include: the role of the State and the future of public services faced with the problems of transition and development; the institutional implications of changing policy management; the role and scope of public administration in Central and Eastern European countries; recent changes in Asian public service in a context of privatisation; a Latin American view of urban transportation as a socio-economic policy; what form of administration for what State. The annexes include the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly (UN) on Public Administration and Development; Highlights of the General Assembly Resumed Session on Public Administration and Development; and the historical background of the IIAS and the UN.