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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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The economic and institutional relevance of innovation for the Dominican Republic in a broader regional perspective

This chapter assesses the economic and institutional landscape of the Dominican Republic in relation to the LAC region (Latin America and the Caribbean), in particular within the framework of the functions assumed by the state. The region faces several common public administration challenges such as the quality of the civil service, the regulatory framework, governance transparency, and greater centralisation than in OECD countries. The overarching analysis in this chapter is meant to facilitate the process of fully capturing and better understanding the nature and magnitude of the public sector reform tasks currently faced by LAC bureaucracies and the Dominican Republic in particular, as well as all their implications, in combination with citizens’ expectations and perceptions, and often limited available public resources. Attention is paid to the relevance of public sector innovation and its impacts, lessons learned, and policies for a more sustainable and innovative public administration in the LAC region.

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