chapter  5
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Challenges of Making Donor-Driven Public Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa Sustainable: Some Experiences from Ghana

WithAntwi Kwabena Barima, Analoui Farhad

At the end of the 20th century, a post-bureaucratic paradigm of public management was firmly entrenched in many countries, reflecting the outcome of the myriad of reforms intended to enact a break from the traditional model of public administration underpinned by Weber’s (1946) bureaucracy, Wilson’s (1887) policy-administration divide, and Taylor’s (1911) scientific management model of work organization. In other words, public sector reform (PSR) has been a common experience across the globe despite its different focus and foci (O’Flynn, 2007; Pollit & Bouchart, 2004).