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Progress in Public Management in the Middle East and North Africa

Case Studies on Policy Reform

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The MENA-OECD Governance Programme supports public sector reform in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. Since its inception in 2003, the programme has helped the region to improve institutions for good governance through continuous policy review and reform.

The need to accelerate economic growth has been the primary impetus, but MENA governments are increasingly implementing reform to improve public sector performance and to meet citizens’ needs for higher quality education and health care, a safer and cleaner environment, and transparent and responsive government. Going forward, reforms will also be driven by equity and sustainability concerns.

This report offers a perspective on the progress made in public management in the MENA region since 2005. It reviews achievements in implementing public governance reform in nine areas: human resource management, public finance, integrity, regulation and law drafting, administrative simplification, e-government, public-private partnerships, gender, and water resource management. The report presents case studies on key policy reforms and outlines common characteristics across the region as well as the specific conditions and circumstances in MENA countries and economies.

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Preface

Effective governments delivering sound public policies and high quality public services are pre-conditions for stronger, fairer and cleaner economies. This first report on the progress of governance reform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) shows that governments in this region have embarked on an ambitious modernisation process of their public institutions, paving the way for development and sustainable economic growth. The OECD has played a significant role in facilitating these reforms, through the MENA-OECD Initiative established in 2005.

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