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Public Institutions

gac in public institutions

After a year of intensive consultation amongst development partners and with technical experts within the World Bank, the World Bank Approach to Public Sector Management (2011-2020) has been agreed by the Public Sector & Governance Board.

See the PSM Approach and the related blog posting by Linda van Gelder.

Contact Vivek Srivastava for more details.

about gac in public institutions

In order to help governments work better in our client countries, it is essential that the Bank strengthen its efforts in building efficient and accountable public institutions, rather than simply providing discrete policy advice. From experience, it is clear that good policies are not enough when a country is plagued by deeply dysfunctional public institutions that limit accountability, set perverse rules of the game, and are incapable of sustaining development. Institutional reform in the public sector is a cross-cutting issue that touches virtually all of the Bank’s projects.


Administrative & Civil Service Reform
Ensuring that public administrations have the skill sets required to sensibly design and effectively implement a government’s policies and programs is a perennial challenge for the Bank’s support for reforms aimed at improving service delivery, reducing poverty and enhancing economic growth in client countries. Equally important challenges are to ensure that staff within the public administration are managed in ways that ensure their productivity, while simultaneously ensuring the fiscal sustainability of the wage bill. Learn More »

Decentralization & Subnational Regional Economics
The increase in fiscal responsibilities of subnational governments and the evolving trend toward decentralization in both federated and unitary countries. Effective national development and poverty alleviation often hinges on improved sub-national growth and service delivery. Achieving these objectives often requires overcoming economic and social disparities across regions, and among urban and rural areas; reforming the fiscal, political, and administrative framework in which subnational governments operate. Learn More »

Law & Justice Institutions
An independent and competent judiciary constitutes an essential element of a successful governance and anti-corruption strategy. The overall objective of legal and judicial institutional is to contribute to the creation of a more impartial, independent, accountable, and effective judiciary that is able to control corruption and improve governance. Learn More »

Public Finance
Public Financial Management systems aim to improve macro fiscal discipline and stability, create incentives for better resource allocation, and increase technical efficiency through effective use of financial management. Learn More »

actionable governance Indicators

The World Bank and other donors are placing increased emphasis on measuring results of their lending and other interventions. The development of new and scaling up of existing assessment tools for generating Actionable Governance Indicators (AGIs) relevant to donor activities is crucial both for enhancing the focus of both Bank staff and client country reformers on how effective their governance reform measures are, as well as for fostering greater learning from those programs of governance reform support. Learn More »

Public sector performance - global expert team

The strategic objective of the Global Expert Team is to assist public sectors in improving public sector performance. The engagements with clients will focus on the design and implementation of politically-feasible strategies that can lead to visible performance improvements within a meaningful timescale in response to specific client requests. Learn More »

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