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Building Effective Governments: Achievements and Challenges for Results-Based Public Administration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Marianela Armijo, Juan Pablo Cuesta, Osvaldo Néstor Feinstein, Roberto García López, Mauricio García Moreno, Jorge Kaufmann, Marcos Pedro Makón, Carlos Pimenta, Mario Sanginés, Héctor Sanín Ángel, Carlos Santiso, Francisco Javier Urra and Marco Varea

No 6960 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: Improving public services, using State resources efficiently, and managing State agencies effectively have been ongoing concerns of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) governments since the beginning of this century. Government officials are now paying closer attention to the results obtained by their administrations. Citizens are now demanding not only universality but also quality in the services that the State provides (e.g., education, healthcare, and legal services). To meet this growing demand for public sector effectiveness, governments have formulated new laws, created or modified institutions, and implemented innovative management methodologies and instruments.Based on data gathered in 24 countries, this book analyzes the current situation, the progress made, and the challenges still facing the governments of the region in their efforts to achieve more effective public administrations.

Keywords: Políticas públicas; gestión pública; América Latina y el Caribe; gestión para resultados en el desarrollo; planificación; seguimiento y evaluación; Jorge Kaufmann; Mario Sangines; Mauricio García Moreno; Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; División de Capacidad Institucional del Estado (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H83 H61 H50 H11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781597822183
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