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Decentralization and the Civil Service Reform in Sudan: Reality and Challenges (1991-2017)

Decentralization and the Civil Service Reform in Sudan: Reality and Challenges (1991-2017)

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Title: Decentralization and the Civil Service Reform in Sudan: Reality and Challenges (1991-2017)
Author: Mushieka, Hassan H.
Abstract: Decentralization in Sudan was originally tailored to solve the problems relating to the fiscal and financial relations, and to distribute powers and national resources more equitably between the various levels of government (vertically and horizontally). The 2007 National Civil Service Act, which was intended to replace 1995 public service Act, was in essence a move on the part of the ruling regime to build greater confidence and good faith with the public. Decentralization in Sudan has many dimensions that need to be considered, in order to determine the scope of the reforms required. One of the most important challenges facing decentralization and civil service reform in the country is the relative lack of efficient and effective human resources management both at federal and states levels of government; in addition to the weakness of bureaucratic control and the failure to activate the laws and regulations that should help achieve the objectives of administrative reform in Sudan. The most important recommendation offered by the present paper is that continuous attention should be paid to reforming fiscal decentralization, in order to ensure that local governments have enough fiscal controls to plan ahead their activities in more efficient ways, including that of administrative reform. However, the later recommendation should certainly be coupled with active popular participation in government which is considered as a principal requirement for good governance.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27627
Date: 2019


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