Civil Service Reform in Latin America: Tying Politicians' Hands

Nov 2002
This presentation was commissioned by the Public Management and Transparency Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue for the III Hemispheric Meeting celebrated on November 14th and 15th, 2002. Reform wave triggered by: fiscal duress Electoral competition; market-centered openess; Dominant ideological trends internationally: anti-state, anti-bureaucracy, Managerialism on the rise, Central objectives: cost and size reduction, efficiency enhancement, increased efficacy, responsability and probity.