Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

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This third edition of Government at a Glance Latin America and the Caribbean provides the latest available evidence on public administrations and their performance in the LAC region and compares it to OECD countries. This publication includes indicators on public finances and economics, public employment, centres of government, regulatory governance, open government data, public sector integrity, public procurement and for the first time core government results (e.g. trust, inequality reduction). Governance indicators are especially useful for monitoring and benchmarking governments' progress in their public sector reforms. Each indicator in the publication is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of graphs and/or charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings of the data, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

English Also available in: Spanish, Portuguese

HRM organisation and delegation

Human resources management (HRM) consists of the design and implementation of tasks such as the recruitment and selection of personnel, compensation, performance management and training. In central government public administrations there are two main organisational models to carry out these tasks: centralised or decentralised ones. Broadly speaking, more centralised models help to gain strategic coherence throughout the system, but they usually generate implementation challenges (especially in high volume or cumbersome processes). In contrast, models of greater delegation can be more efficient and can be easily adapted to the organizations individually; however, they imply a risk of generating asymmetries in the implementation of rules and require adequate capabilities across the public sector.

English Also available in: Spanish, Portuguese



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