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. The public management system of any economy forms the base for efficient and effective distribution of resources. The public sector of any country also forms the basis for economic, political and social stability of the country. It is the choice of the political leadership to either support effective utilisation of resources or not and to foster a stable political and social environment. This is seen by its actions in promoting good public administration which is also one of the aims of the United Nations. This document thus explores the challenges and prospects of public administration in Zimbabwe.
Keywords: Public administration, Public management, New Public Management