Why is shaping the public sector key to a better world?
Good governance requires good people in government. The global goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 can only be achieved with effective governments in developing countries. Yet, low productivity and performance among civil servants significantly hinders the effectiveness of health, education, and other public service delivery and of government more broadly. Governments face fundamental challenges such as determining the right individuals to select for public sector jobs, recruiting these candidates effectively, and motivating them to perform well.
This panel will explore the importance of public sector effectiveness for development and inclusive growth, and recent evidence from Ghana on the impact of interventions, such as improving management practices and training, on public sector productivity. A key objective of this event will be to demonstrate a case study from IGC’s work in Ghana of how policymakers and researchers can successfully collaborate to improve policies.
When: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (BST), Thursday, 5 March 2020
Where: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ
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This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World running from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place.