The Civil Service in Latin-America and the Caribbean: Situation and Future Challenges: The Caribbean Perspective

Oct 2001
This paper presents the preliminary results of the study of Civil Service systems and reforms in Barbados, the Bahamas, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The study is based in part on responses to questionnaires that have been completed by the countries. The aim of the paper is: to explore conceptual issues relating to the Civil Service; to examine existing Civil Service systems with a focus on elements of human resource management and structure; to review contemporary civil service reform initiatives; and to explore the emerging issues and future challenges for civil service systems in the region. This paper was presented at the Regional Policy Dialogue Meeting on Public Policy Management and Transparency: Civil Service held in October of 2001.