Public Sector Financial Management

Introduction The quality of service delivery in any public service institution is determined by the effectiveness of its internal structures. One of the structures used in the monitoring and evaluation of public accounts is the audit procedure. The main role of an audit procedure is to assess, evaluate and monitor the systems in a public […]

The Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation of Public Policy

Introduction The efforts to solve certain problems attracting public concerns create the necessity to formulate and implement public policies. Ridde (2009:939) defines a public policy as an action that a government deems appropriate or inappropriate for its citizens. Put differently, public policy encompasses a set of aims coupled with a specified group of activities, which […]

Public Administration

Introduction In the late 1960s, people revealed their dissatisfaction with the government and the US policies. There was certain distrust as people did not believe in the government efficiency. Public administration theorists came up with ideas on increasing efficiency of the government. It is possible to note that the most remarkable theorists of that period […]

The Road to PPB: The Stages of Budgetary Reform

In his article “The Road to PPB: The Stages of Budgetary Reform” (1966), Allen Schick focuses on the aspects of the effective budgetary reform which could provide the significant positive changes in relation to national budgeting and the role of government in the process. However, instead of discussing the innovative approaches to budgeting, Schick pays […]

Public Administration: Solutions for a Crisis Situation

Three Ethical and Legal Breaches The case in question entails at least three legal breaches, which can also be regarded as three ethical problems. One of the breaches is provision of distorted data. Thus, Secretary Swinson revealed a huge surplus in budget even though there was a considerable deficit. The employee deliberately revealed distorted data […]