ERIC Number: ED420101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Professionally Managed Government: Action for Human Resource Development.
Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Commonwealth Secretariat's (Great Britain) recent report on human-resource development (HRD) focused on the experiences and lessons of HRD initiatives undertaken by governments and aid agencies around the world, focusing on ways to improve the impact, effectiveness, and sustainability of such initiatives. One strategy that seemed promising was the professionally managed government (PMG) audit, and a review of this approach's potential in education is offered in this report. The text analyzes essential elements in HRD and the management function of government in such matters. It then outlines the PMG audit, which is an operational technique to assist governments in examining and improving the effectiveness of their HRD initiatives. The book then examines PMG and partnership with nongovernment sectors, as well as PMG and gender issues, PMG and technology, and also PMG and resource mobilization. Some strategies and issues are detailed. The PMG-HRD audit tool is presented alongside a holistic emphasis on HRD and a profile of professionally managed government. The report defines professionally managed government as government that demonstrates political will and good governance, decentralization and devolution of management responsibilities, accountability and transparency, and quality. To show how such a process can work, case studies from six different countries are provided. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Management Systems, Organizational Effectiveness, Personnel, Private Sector
Commonwealth Secretariat, Human Resource Development Division, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, England, United Kingdom SW1Y 5HX.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)