Dec 2018
Author(s): Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip; Walque, Damien de
A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Underwood, Joan H.
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Lafuente, Mariano; Molina Bolaños, Evelyn
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Underwood, Joan H.
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Underwood, Joan H.
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Underwood, Joan H.
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Underwood, Joan H.
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Dumas, Víctor
Este informe de diagnóstico presenta los resultados de la evaluación del servicio civil en Paraguay realizada en 2017. Se basa en el marco metodológico elaborado en 2002 y en las buenas prácticas…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Weber P., Alejandro; Lafuente, Mariano; Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos
Esta nota técnica presenta las preguntas clave que debe plantearse un gobierno al momento de diseñar un segmento directivo profesionalizado, y opciones de política para responder a dichas preguntas,…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Frisancho, Verónica
Placement, both in university and in the civil service, according to performance in competitive exams is the norm in much of the world. Repeat taking of such exams is common despite the private and…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos; Fuenzalida, Javier; Lafuente, Mariano
This qualitative study explores the degree to which the merit-based selectionof public managers leads to better public sector performance. Based on the
findings from eight case studies in…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos; Fuenzalida, Javier; Lafuente, Mariano
Este estudio cualitativo explora en qué medida la selección de directivos públicos bajo sistemas de mérito conduce a un mejor desempeño por parte de las instituciones públicas. A la luz de los…
May 2016
Author(s): Sanginés, Mario; Strazza, Luciano
El presente documento, que es fruto del esfuerzo conjunto entre el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y el Foro Nacional de Profesionalización de México, contiene el diagnóstico y las…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Schuster, Christian
Merit-based selection of bureaucrats is central to state capacity building, yet rare in developing countries. Most executives instead favor patronage -political discretion- in public employment.…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
This discussion paper summarizes the proceedings at the Second China-Latin America and the Caribbean Policy and Knowledge Summit, focusing on leadership and capacity building for public sector…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Este documento resume las ponencias y actividades de la Segunda Cumbre de Conocimiento y Políticas entre China y América Latina y el Caribe, centrada en el liderazgo y el desarrollo de capacidades de…