Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019

image of Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019

Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019 is the first edition in the Government at a Glance series for the region. It provides the latest available data on public administrations in the 10 ASEAN member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. This publication includes indicators on public finance and economics, public employment, budget practices and procedures, strategic human resources management, digital government, open government and citizen satisfaction with public services. Where possible, these data were compared against the OECD average and that of the neighbouring OECD member countries, such as Australia, Korea, Japan and New Zealand.

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 conveyed by the data, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.


Delegation in human resources management

Human resources management (HRM) decisions may be taken by central HRM authorities or delegated to line ministries, departments or agencies. Delegating responsibilities – for example on remuneration, recruitment, performance assessment or dismissal – empowers and enables public managers to better adapt working conditions to their organisations’ needs and to individual employees’ merits. Under appropriate framework conditions and minimum standards, delegation could lead to a better alignment of human resources (HR) planning and business strategy. However, without some degree of central oversight, arrangements may instead lead to uneven pay scales, limited opportunities for government-wide strategic HR planning and mobility, and risk nepotism and political interference in staffing decisions. Delegating HRM also requires developing the accompanying HRM competencies at the level where decisions are to be taken.




This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error