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Dominican Republic: Human Resource Management for Innovation in Government

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This review represents a new policy approach for public sector reviews, linking the traditional thematic public employment and strategic human resource management (HRM) framework to public sector innovation and service delivery challenges in the Dominican Republic. The study is based on lessons learned from the experience of OECD member and key partner countries, starting with an economic and institutional analysis of the Dominican context in a broader regional perspective. The report provides a detailed diagnosis of its public employment management and pragmatic solutions for improving it. The recommendations are based on assessments in the following priority areas: the use of strategic workforce planning and management, the state's ability to acquire and retain workforce competencies and enhancing government's core values, performance management and leadership, HRM reforms and the capacity to implement innovative approaches for a more efficient and effective public administration leading to better service delivery.

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Country profile

The Dominican Republic is divided into 31 heterogeneous provinces (incorporating 155 municipalities) and the Distrito Nacional, where the capital is situated (Santo Domingo de Guzmán). The provinces are political and administrative units that facilitate delegation of the central government authority at intermediate level. Every province has a civil governor who is appointed by and represents the central executive power. Each province is composed of two or more municipalities which in turn function as political and administrative units.

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