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

Recruitment and selection

Merit-based recruitment and selection –i.e. positions open to all candidates with required qualifications, and with safeguard mechanisms in place against arbitrariness during the hiring process – are critical to guarantee an adequate delivery of public services. When merit becomes systemic, administrations are more likely to achieve better results. While there are several ways to promote merit in different HRM processes, doing so during recruitment and selection is essential because it is the safest way of systematically hiring people with skills and competencies consistent with the positions to be filled.

English Also available in: Spanish, Portuguese



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