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The Quality of Governance

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This paper argues that the development of human capital in the public sector should be an important ingredient in any proposed set of “second-generation” reforms for Africa. In the post-colonial era the quality of governance has seriously declined, and the stock of human capital in the public sector has been eroded by a flight of human capital from many countries in response to compression of wages. The paper develops a simple theoretical framework to discuss these issues and the continent’s experience with foreign technical assistance in supplementing the low level of domestic human capital.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 98/164.

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Length: 40
Date of creation: 01 Nov 1998
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:98/164

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  1. Teuea Toatu, 2002. "Unravelling the Pacific Paradox," International and Development Economics Working Papers idec02-2, International and Development Economics.

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