Journal of
Public Administration and Policy Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Adm. Policy Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2480
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR
  • Start Year: 2009

JPAPR Articles in press

Public administration in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Prospects

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Public sector management has become an important issue in both the developed and the developing countries. The need to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector organisations has called for a raft of measures within the sector. This however has presented debates in the administration circles as some measures are always being taken in a number of countries but with no meaningful change being noticeable....

Author(s):Lovemore Warurama

Internal Control Systems and the Financial Management function in urban governance in Uganda

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In Uganda like many developing countries, financial management units are facing numerous performance challenges as a result of untold pressure, overwhelming deadlines, limited resources, political patronage and limited professional skills among the practioners. To unravel these impediments drastic mechanisms need to be put in place to ensure a common balance among all stakeholders, financial resources must be used in a...

Author(s):Malowa Davis Ndanyi

Technical support for women in ICT and E-Governance in Bangladesh: Challenges and potentials

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E-Governance (Electronic Governance) in recent years has been a strategic issue over the world. It includes reshaping public administration process of a country mostly at policy making level to make the traditional governance system more transparent, accountable to the people, efficient and service-oriented. Like other developing countries, Bangladesh is also stepping ahead to achieve E-Governance through increasing usage...

Author(s):Tasnuva Habib Zisan

India’s Constitution Amendment Bill for10% Quota for Economically Weaker Sections and its Realities

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The Constitution Amendment Bill introduced in the Indian parliament in January 2019 guarantees 10% quota for the economically weaker sections. There is already a constitutional provision of quota not exceeding 50% for the low caste people to set right their century old discrimination. Even though this reservation system has been in existence for the past 70 years the low caste people are not on the path of full-fledged...

Author(s):Emeritus, PG & Research Cetre,Department of Economics, Scott Christian College (Autonomous) Nagercoil –

Constraints and challenges in implementing Integrated Development Planning in South African municipalities: a case study of Mopani District

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Integrated Development Planning (IDP) was introduced in the Republic of South Africa in 1996 in order to integrate the work of a fragmented local government system with that of other spheres of government, structures and stakeholders for the attainment of a developmental local government agenda. In terms of section 152 and 153 of the Constitution, municipalities are required to play a critical role in basic service...

Author(s):Isaac Nkuna

Model for overcoming policy analysis limitation and implementation challenges: Integrative Propositional Analysis of South African National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020.

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This article examines the use of integrative propositional analysis (IPA) to assess the internal logic structures of policy, to complement policy analysis and evaluation for improved implementation. Integrative propositional analysis is a methodology that studies causal logics of conceptual systems and is used to evaluate a policy’s internal coherence. The article is based on a study of the application of the integrative...

Author(s):Guswin de Wee, Nelson

socio -Economic Profiles of Political leaders among Fisherwomen in Orissa : A Case Study

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The present study aims at examining conditions and role of marine fisher women of Ganjam district of Orissa. Ganjam district is one of the most important fisheries resources of Orissa. There are about one lakhs fisherwomen living in about 114 villages in and around the coastal area. The percapita income of the fisherwomen is very low. There are social divisions among the fisherwomen and they are not united. The fisher...

Author(s): Susmita Patnaik

New Public Management Reforms and Global Convergence in Public Private Partnerships.

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The introduction of New Public Management (NPM) reform toolkit over the past three decades ignited a global discourse on whether a convergence of NPM reform practices was occurring globally. Strong arguments have continued to evolve claiming that New Public Management (NPM) reforms are a global phenomenon. However, despite the existence of evidence supporting the adoption and convergence of these reform practices...


An Assessment of the effect of ‘Service Compact with all Nigerians’ (SERVICOM) reforms on civil service structure and ethics in Anambra state - Nigeria

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The paper assesses the effect of ‘Service Compact with all Nigerians’ reforms on the structure and ethics of Anambra state civil service. A survey and descriptive methods of data collection were adopted. 214 respondents out of a total of 458 members of staff using Guilford and Flruchter (1973) formula for determining sample size were randomly selected as sample. With the aid of strategic model of Human Resource...

Author(s):Josephine Nneka Obioji and Rose C Onah

Corporate Social Responsibility for Social Dimension of Human Development in Ethiopia: A Conceptual Paper

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CSR is an important agent of change to address the challenges of social dimension of human development. This paper is to analyze how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is important for human development. Based on analysis of 50 scholarly papers and research journals, books and organizational website products/ leaflets, the importance of CSR for human development CSR is an essential concept for the accumulation of social...

Author(s):Tesfaye Fentaw Nigatu

Social Order and Social Service Delivery By Local Government In Contemporary Nigeria: Some Ethical Issues

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Social order refers to the social systems and schemes of social relations that define the political, economic and social roles,rights and duties of people in a society. The conceptual framework of social order is presumably aimed at the individuals in the society, but this paper offers a revised or modified view of the dynamics of social order by examining the roles of institutions. The paper argued that social order in a...

Author(s):Salifu David Onu


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This study carried out an investigation on the role of revenue collection in the infrastructural development in Hodan District of Somalia. The objectives of the study were: (i) to examine the collection of the main sources of revenue, (ii) to determine the development of infrastructure, and (iii) to establish the relationship between revenue collection and infrastructural development in Hodan Distict, Somalia. The design...


How Individual, Job and Working Environment Characteristics Effects Employee Performance in Indonesian State Employment Agency

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The objective of this paper was to examine the effect of individual characteristics, job characteristics, and working environment characteristics on employee performance at the Indonesian State Employment Agency. The research conducted used primary data from 358 respondents through questionnaires, direct observation of the object under study and a review of the literature. The method of analysis used quantitative data to...

Author(s):Rinanda Ayu Octaviani, M.Ali Iqbal and Rhian Indradewa


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The author identified the key bureaucratic features that affected public service delivery, evaluated the role of public private partnership in service delivery, examined the effect of the new method on socio-economic development and analysed the challenges facing the adoption of the new public management strategies in Lagos State Civil Service. These were with a view to analysing the role of public private partnership and...

Author(s):Agboola Theophilius Olu


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This study is a critical examination and discussion of the Management of Human Resources and Millennium Development Goals in Africa with particular reference to Nigerian Experience. It highlights the importance of Human Resource in Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria, and exhibits the link between human resources management and sustainable development objectives. The study revealed that Nigeria is blessed with abundant...


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