Workshop

From Paper to Practice: Implementing Civil Service Reform in Africa

Anti-Corruption MWP Multidisciplinary Research Workshop

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When

28 October 2021

17:00 - 19:00 Italian time

Where

Online

via Zoom

Martin J. Williams, Oxford University, Blavatnik School of Government, will present the work “From Paper to Practice: Implementing Civil Service Reform in Africa”. Afterwards, he will lead be a practical (methodological) session on how to study system-level bureaucratic reforms.

Abstract:

Improving the performance of the core civil service is one of the most important tasks facing government, but is also notoriously challenging. Based on studying 30 years of reforms across 6 countries in Africa, this book shows that these reforms have largely failed to achieve their goals because they have approached organizational change mainly as a matter of changing formal structures and processes through one-off projects. The book proposes a new approach in which reform is viewed not as a short period of rewriting rules but as catalyzing an ongoing process of continuous organizational change, and discusses strategies for reformers to achieve this in practice.

The workshop includes a presentation and practical session. The practical session will take place after the presentation. Registration is valid for both events.

 

The workshop is part of the EUI Anti-Corruption MWP Multidisciplinary Research Workshop aims at discussing cutting edge research on the topics of corruption measurement, prevention, displacement, and reduction. The workshop is organized by Dr. Michele Castiglioni.

 

The Zoom link will be shared after registration. The deadline for registration is 28 October at 14.00 CEST.

Contact(s):

Pia Dittmar

Speaker(s):

Martin J. Williams (Blavatnik School of Government Presentation (Oxford University))

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