Serving Citizens: A Decade of Civil Service Reforms in Latin America (2004-13)
Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos; Lafuente, Mariano; Sanginés, Mario; Schuster, Christian; Echebarría, Koldo; Longo, Francisco; Strazza, Luciano; Iacoviello, Mercedes
Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos; Lafuente, Mariano; Sanginés, Mario
This book focuses on civil service reform within the central administration in Latin America. It analyzes updated versions of the country assessments carried out by the Inter-American Development Bank in 2004 in 16 countries and presents a comparative analysis of the ways in which the countries have evolved during the last decade. The methodology is based on the principles of the Ibero-American Charter for Public Service. In addition, it draws lessons from reform processes, identifying strategies for civil service modernization in the region. Finally, the book proposes a possible future agenda to continue the efforts to further professionalize the civil service in Latin America.