By Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad, Lukamba-Muhiya. Tshombe, Ernest Peprah Ababio
With contributions from best local scholars, Public management in Africa: functionality and Challenges examines complexities of paintings of governance from the original African point of view. The editors assemble a cohesive examine of the key concerns and areas by means of taking an analytic process with the powerful problem-solution software. areas addressed diversity from South Africa, Congo, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and Botswana. subject matters contain colonialism, reform, poverty, economic climate, decentralization, financing, media, political buildings, and extra.
Beginning with an research of the connection of coverage layout and its vacation spot, carrier supply, the e-book discusses the historic improvement of a kingdom that has undergone upheavals in govt and explores a decayed political financial system that finally leads to a necessity for sweeping measures. The textual content examines the problems rising policy-makers in Africa needs to take on, particularly poverty and the denial or loss of assets to maintain a dignified human existence. It highlights how the media could be a catalyst for reliable governance and offers analytical points of imposing strong governance reforms.
The ebook concludes with an exam of the techniques of decentralization and devolution in measuring provider supply functionality and an exploration of Africa’s financial luck tale. It additionally info the African Peer evaluation Mechanisms in chosen African nations and gives a holistic research of neighborhood govt functioning in Africa. those positive factors and extra make it an interdisciplinary reference for varied social, financial, political, and administrative issues.
By Jessica Chia-yueh Liao
As corporations from East Asia achieve international industry percentage they're stirring alternate disputes with import-competing organisations within the West. Jessica Liao analyzes the function performed by way of government-business collaboration in deciding on how powerful East Asian governments are in aiding their exporters achieve an aspect over western opponents via WTO litigation.
By Rocci Luppicini, A. K. Haghi
This vital booklet explores key parts of academic know-how examine and improvement inside an schooling approach infused via expertise. The publication explores the possibilities and demanding situations linked to making plans and enforcing academic expertise inside better schooling. it really is specified in that it's a multi-perspective view of key modern paintings on schooling and expertise and attracts at the universal struggles and top practices from specialists. Readers will achieve a balanced knowing of academic expertise and the way it's used throughout a wide academic spectrum in addition to how one can stimulate an ongoing conversation and sharing between these devoted to optimizing using know-how in academic settings.
The ebook covers themes including
- The improvement and alertness of e-learning know-how standards
- Distance studying techniques to on-line instruction
- Multimedia lecture room practices
- Perspectives on on-line studying design
- Web-based education strategies
- Research on scholars and pupil reviews with know-how inside and past the school room studying experience
By Khi V. Thai
Because the Nineteen Nineties, executive in any respect degrees is less than expanding strain to do extra with much less. in spite of the fact that, regardless of the U.S. govt spending approximately 15 to twenty percentage of its GDP on contracts for items and companies, there's a paucity of reference books for public procurement officers and intensely few textbooks for classes at the topic.
Filling this void, the International guide of Public Procurement offers the information essential to know how procurement works and the way to enhance the cost-effectiveness of procurement platforms. Taking a multidisciplinary strategy, the booklet makes a speciality of the managerial, fiscal, political, and criminal points of this subject. It starts off with a conceptual framework and highlights quite a few reforms taking place in sure nations. by way of studying those advancements, readers may be able to observe this data to their very own concepts.
The subsequent part provides chosen circumstances that illustrate the general public procurement technique, reading structures in a variety of international locations together with Germany, China, South Africa, Cambodia, Uganda, and Estonia. The publication additionally discusses the increase of digital procurement platforms (E-procurement) and stories the advantages of those effective platforms. different issues offered during this accomplished quantity comprise sensible discussions on agreement negotiations, bidding, expense suggestions and value research, and an insightful bankruptcy at the market’s reaction to agreement award bulletins.
A digital encyclopedia from a variety of foreign specialists, this e-book used to be assembled by means of Khi V. Thai, Professor at Florida Atlantic college and Editor of the magazine of Public Procurement. Dr. Thai has supplied technical suggestions within the region of public procurement to governments internationally. Empowering these on either side of the difficulty, this quantity dispenses suggestion precious to government officers and contractors, in addition to delivering a complete textual content for public management students.
By Maarten Janssen
In lots of international locations worldwide, governments are privatising enterprises that have been formerly less than public regulate. this can be occurring, for instance, in public software sectors reminiscent of gasoline, water and electrical energy, in delivery sectors (such as rail and metro) and in radio and telephony. This booklet presents an outline of the industrial matters which are serious about this move of possession of public resources. Combining a theoretical framework with a suite of case reports of modern revenues of state-owned resources from Europe and the us, it asks which type of allocation mechanism can a central authority undertake? that is such a lot suited for a specific sale? and the way will the alternative of allocation mechanism have an effect on destiny marketplace results? With contributions from overseas specialists, this booklet bargains an obtainable advent to public sale thought and a useful, non-technical research of latest wisdom. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars, non-specialists and policy-makers alike.
By Edward L. Hudgins
As extra humans correspond and pay accounts on-line, dramatically lowering the necessity for letter wearing, what's the position for the Postal carrier within the twenty first century?
By Martin Cole, Greg Parston
A brand new method of figuring out and bettering functionality and public valueThis booklet offers the general public provider price Model-an leading edge, rigorous method of defining public results and quantifying results-to aid readers comprehend and enhance public provider supply. packed with in-depth perception and professional suggestion, this consultant will arm public carrier managers-whether in executive, nonprofit, or perhaps for-profit organizations-with a realistic framework that may be used to outline results and deal with trade-offs in public carrier supply.