AAPAM 87th Newsletter

AAPAM 87th Newsletter


Esteemed Members

Warm greetings from the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) Executive Commitiee and Secretariat. It is my hope that you are all in good health and are keeping safe. Since early March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged African countries compromising already fragile economics and undermining essential service delivery to citizens who have never needed these services more! It is our hope that you have remained steady in your commitment to enhance service delivery in the continent and have adopted to the agile and innovation approaches to service delivery that have proven necessary for this period. As an organization we continue to reaffirm our commitment towards building professional resilient public servants who are capable of steering African countries through the darkest of times with tenacity.


PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA; Implications on Service Delivery in the Decentralized Government Units of Ghana_


PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA; Implications on Service Delivery in the Decentralized Government Units of Ghana by George Kojo Scott

Across Africa, Public Financial Management is an important aspect of Governance, and an essential tool for Accountability, as it assists in ensuring that public funds meant for the delivery of services are managed efficiently. This book provides detailed insightful discussions, and analyses public financial management as a system of six components namely; budgeting, revenue mobilization, public expenditure management, financial reporting, auditing and the regulatory framework.

AJPAM Vol XXVIII No. 1 January – June 2021

AJPAM Vol XXVIII No. 1 January – June 2021

Bureaucratic Theory and Public Sector Reforms in Nigeria:
How far and How Effective?

Dhikru Adewale Yagboyaju

Nigeria’s federal public bureaucracy has, since the country’s flag independence in 1960, been subjected to series of reforms. It started with the Nigerianisation scheme, in which replacements were sought for the departing expatriates, and which created other problems that warranted more reform action. It grew and expanded over time to include the ideas of reinventing government, as in structural adjustment programmes.This paper examines the extent and performance of public sector reforms in Nigeria, especially since the reintroduction of civil rule in 1999.

AJPAM Vol. XXVII No. 2 January – June 2020

It is a great pleasure to introduce to you the latest edition of AAPAM’s journal which has for many years served as a forum for debate and information pertaining to public administration and management in Africa. The journal has regularly tried to serve its readers by publishing articles that are a reflection of the changing landscape of public services in Africa. As a journal that is written both for academics and public servants, the journal has been a bridge which links to sometimes unduly separate worlds of government on the one hand and higher education on the other. The journal is firmly aligned to AAPAM’s commitment to promoting research aimed at contributing to solving the development needs of African states.

AJPAM Vol. XXV. No. 2 January – June 2018

This special edition of the African Journal of Public Administration and Management (AJPAM) is developed out of a collaboration between the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Centre of Specialisation in Public Administration and Management (CESPAM). It is composed of some of the papers presented in CESPAM/YORK University Conference held on 9th to 10th June 2015 at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana under the theme, ‘New public sector reforms in Africa: connecting the dots’. The papers herein therefore discuss various topics under the overarching theme of public management for the attainment of sustainable development as highlighted in the author’s caption below.

Transformation of public administration in Africa

This publication is drawn from reviewed papers presented during the 37th AAPAM Roundtable Conference held on 29th February to 4th March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia under the theme Transforming Public Administration and Management (PAM) to contribute towards the Agenda 2063 within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals”. During the conference, it was noted that the transformation of public administration into an effective, coherent, representative, competent and democratic instrument for implementing government policies and meeting the needs and aspirations of the African people is critical. It was agreed that Africans need to deliberate, explore and propose concrete interventions towards transforming public administration and management in the continent.Transformation of the public sector is central to the realization of African Union Agenda 2063 within the Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Performance Management for improving Public service Delivery in Africa

Citizens are no longer solely interested in the administration of laws but they are rather concerned with the quality of services that are delivered and the outcomes of the service that accrue to them from governmental interventions. In line with global trends, governments are moving from endless debates to effective implementation and decisive action, holding public office bearers and public servants accountable. The process of reform in public sector management has highlighted the fundamental dilemma of upholding the government’s role as a promoter of change as well as of stability and consensus. Creating conditions in the public sector which promote a culture of continuous improvement, foster innovation and capitalise on individual and team performance have been an ongoing challenge that governments are confronted with.

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86th Newsletter

The 40th Roundtable Conference held at the luxurious Nile Ritz Hotel in Cairo -Egypt. The conference centered on the theme 'Transforming Institutions in Africa for Sustainable Development'. The four-day event was hosted by the Arab Republic of Egypt through the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring, and Administrative Reform in collaboration with AAPAM and other partners. Six hundred and thirty-three (633) delegates from twenty-four (24) countries attended the conference with Egypt, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda recording the highest turnout respectively. Other countries represented include Benin, Belgium, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and the USA.