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.
This book covers experiences of Africa in relation to the conference theme. It discusses cardinal aspects of transformation within the context of Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since public administration is the epicenter of service delivery, transforming it is a pre-requisite to development hence the importance of collectively joining hands in propelling transformation in the public service.