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Title:The Challenges of the Civil Service Reform in Ethiopia: Initial Observations
Author:Chanie, Paulos
Year:2001
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:17
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:79-102
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:administrative reform
Labor and Employment
Politics and Government
Management, Public Administration
public administration
civil service
economic conditions
social conditions
political science
Abstract:Ethiopia, as part of its general political and economic restructuring programmes, is undertaking comprehensive measures to restructure its civil service. This paper analyses the contents of the reform measures and their relevance and feasibility in the Ethiopian environment. It first reviews the theoretical model used to analyse the civil service programme in Ethiopia. Subsequently it gives a brief description of the inception and development of the civil service in the country. The civil service reform measures taken under Emperor Haile Selassie, the Dergue and the EPRDF (Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front) are summarized. Finally, the ongoing reform programme is examined. The paper concludes by arguing that the reform measures must be contextualized and executed incrementally by identifying priority areas, while taking into consideration capacity to implement the measures proposed. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.
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