African Governance Report 2005

African Governance Report 2005

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This report contains the full-scale analysis of data from the 27 countries involved in the African Governance Project. Experts and households were polled in each country for their perceptions about political, economic and institutional governance issues. There are both gains and deficits reported. Competitive multiparty democracy has become established in many African countries, with state institutions gradually being reconstructed to promote inclusiveness, transparency and accountability. The performance of judiciaries is improving, though still often inadequate. The study also shows progress in efficient and effective public financial management and accountability, though there are still serious problems with corruption and lack of efficiency in the tax system. Public services are still largely underprovided in most countries, and attracting private investment remains a problem for Africa. Despite some signs of progress, much more has to be achieved before the capable democratic state is the norm in Africa.The selection process for civil servants must be based on the criteria of merit and public interest a€” not on political ... The Ethiopian Civil Service Proclamation (Law ), for example, prohibits discrimination among job seekers on the basis ofanbsp;...

Title:African Governance Report 2005
Author:United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
Publisher:United Nations Publications - 2005


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