IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/lje/journl/v17y2012ispp425-445.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Civil Service Management in Devolved Government: Reconciling Local Accountability and Career Incentives in Pakistan

Author

Listed:
  • Musharraf Rasool Cyan

    () (Research Associate, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Public Policy Studies, Georgia State University)

Abstract

This paper looks at the case of Pakistan’s decentralization reform of 2001– 09 and its impact on civil service management. A key point made in this paper is that the relationship between organizational change and civil service is, by no means, unidirectional. The issues are viewed in the context of decentralization, its opportunities, and outcomes for efficiency and equity. We then evaluate whether administrative decentralization has enhanced or diminished the potential for political and fiscal decentralization for service delivery in Pakistan.

Suggested Citation

  • Musharraf Rasool Cyan, 2012. "Civil Service Management in Devolved Government: Reconciling Local Accountability and Career Incentives in Pakistan," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 17(Special E), pages 425-445, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:lje:journl:v:17:y:2012:i:sp:p:425-445
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://121.52.153.179/JOURNAL/LJE_Vol_17-SE_PDF/17%20Musharraf%20Rasool%20Cyan%20ED%20AAC%2001102012.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Robert Pyper, 1999. "The Civil Service: A Neglected Dimension of Devolution," Public Money & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(2), pages 45-49, April.
    2. repec:cup:apsrev:v:68:y:1974:i:01:p:18-26_23 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Lange, Matthew K., 2004. "British Colonial Legacies and Political Development," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 905-922, June.
    4. Gulrajani, Nilima, 2010. "New vistas for development management: examining radical-reformist possibilities and potential," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 28192, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Decentralization; government; civil servant; Pakistan.;

    JEL classification:

    • H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lje:journl:v:17:y:2012:i:sp:p:425-445. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Shahid Salahuddin) or (Rebekah McClure). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/lsecopk.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.