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Shaping public management for governance and development: The cases of Pakistan and Bangladesh

Habib Zafarullah (School of Social Science, University of New England)

International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior

ISSN: 1093-4537

Article publication date: 1 March 2006

Abstract

In line with contemporary trends in the developing world, countries in South Asia are under pressure from both political and civil societies and the international donor community to recast their administrative systems. New tools and practices in public governance have been advanced to remedy structural deficiencies, procedural flaws, managerial incompetence, and weak accountability in the public sector. International organizations emphasize the need to improve the relationship between governance and socio-economic outcome; and accountability, transparency, probity, predictability, and participation are acknowledged as essential ingredients for effectively managing development. This article focuses on two South Asian countries (Pakistan and Bangladesh) and examines the various measures adopted by their governments to reshape governance and public management in recent times.

Citation

Zafarullah, H. (2006), "Shaping public management for governance and development: The cases of Pakistan and Bangladesh", International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 352-377. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOTB-09-03-2006-B003

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