Policy Publications

2020

Encuesta Nacional de Funcionarios en Chile: Evidencia para un  servicio público más motivado, satisfecho, comprometido y ético‘ (with Fuenzalida, J., Meyer-Sahling, J., Mikkelsen, K. and Titelman, N.) Informe preparado para la Dirección Nacional del Servicio Civil, Santiago, Chile, enero 2020 (Dashboard/tablero para acceder datos)

2019

Merit Recruitment in the Western Balkans: An evaluation of Change between 2015 and 2019‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J., Mikkelsen, K., Bartula-Musikic, R., Ahmetovic, D. Ivanova, M., Qeriqi, H., Radevic, R., Shundi, A., Vlajkovic, V.) Danilovgrad: ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration) Publications [Country reports for: Albania || Bosnia and Herzegovina || Kosovo || Macedonia || Montenegro ||  Serbia ]

Civil Service Management in Bangladesh: Evidence from a Survey of More Than 1,000 Public Servants‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J., Mikkelsen, K., Rahman, T., Islam, K., and Huque, A.), Report prepared for the UK-Department for International Development (DFID) Bangladesh Office, March 2019

2018

Towards a more professional civil service in Kosovo: Evidence from a Survey of Civil Servants in Central and Local Government‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J., Mikkelsen, K., Qeriqi, H. and Toth, F.), Report prepared for the UK-Department for International Development (DFID)-British Academy Anti-Corruption Programme, October 2018

Civil Service Management in Nepal: Evidence from a Survey of More Than 1,200 Public Servants‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J., Mikkelsen, K., Shrestha, K., Luitel, B. and Toth, F.), Report prepared for the UK-Department for International Development (DFID) Nepal Office, November 2018

Civil Service Management in Estonia: Evidence from a Survey of Civil Servants and Employees‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J., Mikkelsen, K., Pesti, C. and Randma-Liiv, R.), Report prepared for the UK-Department for International Development (DFID)-British Academy Anti-Corruption Programme, October 2018

How to improve the quality of public administration in Europe? Lessons from and for civil service reform‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J. and Mikkelsen, K.,) Report prepared for the European Commission (EUPACK Support for developing better country knowledge on public administration and institutional capacity building series), July 2018

The Quality of Civil Service Management in Albania: Evidence from a Survey of Central Government Civil Servants and Public Employees‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J., Mikkelsen, K., and Shundi, A.), Report prepared for the UK-Department for International Development (DFID)-British Academy Anti-Corruption Programme, July 2018

Getting the basics right: How to manage civil servants in developing countries‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J. and Mikkelsen, K.) World Bank, Governance for Development Blog, May 2018

What the UK civil service can learn from developing countries on pay and acting on evidence‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J. and Mikkelsen, K.) UK Civil Service World, May 2018

Opiniones que importan: Las encuestas a servidores públicos‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J. and Mikkelsen, K.) Inter-American Development Bank, Gobernarte Blog, May 2018

Civil Service Management in Developing Countries: What Works? Evidence from a Survey of 23.000 Public Servants in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J. and Mikkelsen, K.) Report prepared for the UK-Department for International Development (DFID), February 2018

Civil Service Management Practices for a More Motivated, Committed and Ethical Public Service in Ghana‘ (with Sigman, R., Mechkova, V., I., Meyer-Sahling, J. and Mikkelsen, K.), Report prepared for the UK-Department for International Development (DFID) Ghana Office, February 2018

Civil Service Management Practices for a More Motivated, Committed and Ethical Public Service in Uganda‘ (with Harris, A., Apio Ayado, I., Meyer-Sahling, J. and Mikkelsen, K.), Report prepared for the UK-Department for International Development (DFID) Uganda Office, January 2018

2017

Prácticas de gestión de personas para un servicio público más motivado, comprometido y ético en Chile‘ (with Meyer-Sahling, J., Mikkelsen, K. and González Parrao, C.) Informe preparado para la Dirección Nacional del Servicio Civil, Santiago, Chile, octubre 2017

Por qué la ciudadanía debería exigir que los gobiernos concursen los puestos en el sector público‘ Inter-American Development Bank, Gobernarte Blog (2017)

2016

¿Cómo facilitamos el apoyo político para terminar con el clientelismo?’ Inter-American Development Bank, Gobernarte Blog (2016)

Reforming the Civil Service to Win Elections’ Inter-American Development Bank Research Department, Ideas Matter Blog (2016) (Spanish version: Reformando la administración pública para ganar elecciones)

2014

Strategies to Modernize the Civil Service in Latin America’ (with Cortázar, J. and Lafuente, M.) In Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (2014) Serving Citizens: A Decade of Civil Service Reform in Latin America (2004-13) (p. 73-112). Washington DC: IDB (Spanish version: Estrategias para avanzar en la modernización del servicio civil en América Latina)

An Agenda for the Future’ (with Cortázar, J., Lafuente, M. and Longo, F.) In Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (2014) Serving Citizens: A Decade of Civil Service Reform in Latin America (2004-13) (p. 113-138). Washington DC: IDB (Spanish version: La Agenda a Futuro)

Strategies to Professionalize the Civil Service – Lessons from the Dominican Republic’ Technical Note, Inter-American Development Bank, 2014 (Spanish version: Estrategias para la profesionalización del servicio civil: Lecciones de República Dominicana)

Estrategias para la profesionalización del servicio civil: Lecciones aprendidas del caso paraguayo’ (with Lafuente, M.) Technical Note, Inter-American Development Bank, 2014

2013

‘Dinamicas,condicionantes politicas y enfoques viables de reformas del servicio civil: lecciones de América Latina’ (with Lafuente, M. and Rojas-Wettig, M.) XVIII Congreso Internacional del CLAD sobre la Reforma del Estado y de la Administración Pública, Montevideo, Uruguay, 29 oct. – 1 nov. 2013

Clientelismo y el Juego Político de Profesionalizar el Empleo Público en Paraguay’ Working Paper, Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya (CADEP), 2013

The Unintended Consequences of Civil Service Reforms in Developing Countries’ Post for the Beyond Budgets Blog, Overseas Development Institute, 2012

2011

Together Towards Transparency – Lessons from the Implementation of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) Pilot in Guatemala’ (wih Abreu, A.) En Breve Note 168, World Bank, 2011

Cutting Costs, Boosting Quality and Collecting Data Real-Time: Lessons from a Cell Phone-Based Beneficiary Survey to Strengthen Guatemala’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program’ (with Perez Brito, C.) En Breve Note 166, World Bank, 2011

2010

Guatemala’s Country Governance and Anti-Corruption (CGAC) Experience’ (with Abreu, A.) Guatemala Country Management Unit Report, World Bank, 2010