Decentralization as a Strategy for improving Service Delivery in the Botswana Public service Sector

Theophilus Tebetso Tshukudu

Abstract


The Botswana public Service has been faced with service delivery challenges since independence in 1966. Like other developing and under developed countries, the Botswana government has reviewed its service delivery processes and initiatives with a view to better productivity across the public service sector. Many strategies and initiatives were introduced by the Botswana government over a long period of time to mitigate poor service delivery across the public service sector. One of these initiatives were the decentralization of certain functions from central to local government.

However, the implementation of this initiative was not without problems. This paper will highlight the decentralization in general terms will be discussed and the focus will be narrowed to how decentralisation has to improved public service delivery in thepublic service sector. The evaluation of the process will be highlighted; recommendations and closing remarks will be made.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v4i2.5719

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