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OECD Public Governance Reviews: Paraguay

Pursuing National Development through Integrated Public Governance

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Paraguay has identified public governance reform as an important tool for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth. This review examines areas of public governance such as co-ordination across administrative silos, strengthening links between budgeting and planning, and enhancing the decentralisation process to improve development outcomes in all regions of the country. It also assesses the management of the civil service, as well as the implementation of open government strategies and initiatives to involve citizens and businesses in the policy cycle. This review provides concrete recommendations to support public governance reform in Paraguay.

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Building a professional and performance-driven civil service

This Chapter takes stock of recent efforts by the Government of Paraguay to professionalise its public workforce, to improve the efficiency and impact of public spending. The chapter situates recent reforms within the institutional and legal context of public employment in Paraguay, and discusses the use of technological solutions to make civil service employment and reform more transparent and meritorious. The chapter concludes with concrete recommendations to ensure that recent reforms are embedded in new ways of working, and suggests additional reforms in the areas of civil service recruitment, pay, strategic people management, and leadership.

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