Public Entity Reform during the Roh Administration: Analysis through Best Practices
40 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2008
Date Written: December 1, 2007
Reforming PEs is a critical component of public sector reform. In order to approach such an important task more systematically, we need to know how PEs reformed themselves during the past 5 years under President Roh. By examining a survey on 125 public entities' best practices, it is possible for us to derive many interesting observations. The first step toward successful reform is establishing an objective, strategies, orientation, and an area of the reform. Depending on the degree of reform levels of each organization, decisions and options may vary. The second step consists of choosing the appropriate initiator, driver and plan-drafter. Although the initiator and driver may differ depending on the degree of the organization's reform level, insiders and outsiders should both participate in the planning process. Because it goes without saying that support for reform is a crucial success factor, the government needs to guarantee terms that are long in duration for the CEOs of PEs. Finally, in order to maximize the utilization of best practices, selection of the most applicable and appropriate cases is of utmost importance.
Keywords: public sector reform, benchmarking, best practices
JEL Classification: H11, H79, L32
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