PIA 3090 COMPARATIVE PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
The Main Event I. Golden Oldies: II. Literary Map: III. Synthesis:
Development Management as a Field of Study • Public administration is..."the scarcest resource...the lack of such managerial and administrative capability is the single scarcest public resource in the developing world." Michael Todaro • “Development and Management is an Oxymoran.” An Old Philosopher
Core Terms and Assumptions: 1. Development Administration- Comparative Administration Group Names: Milt Esman John Montgomery Norm Uphoff Ferrel Heady Fred Riggs Bill Siffin Ford Foundation and Vietnam
Other Core Terms • Development Management • Comparative Public Administration • Development Planning vs. Development Economics: Basis in Keynesianism • Modernization: Basis for Development Management • Development Policy vs. Development Politics= Public Policy?
6. People Centered Development? a. Bottom Up b. Community Development c. Micro-enterprises and micro-credit d. Rapid Rural Appraisal
The Theories of Fred Riggs (Special Attention) 1. Prismatic society 2. Sala model 3. Diffused and diffracted 4. Institutional development and culture 5. Problem of ethnocentricity of modernization
Review: Development Management Issues: 1. Development Administration vs. Development Management (people centered development?) What is the difference? 2. The flat pyramid principle 3. The critique of the bureaucratic form 4. Capacity building, NGOs and Organizational weakness (PVO experiences)
Development Management Issues (Continued) 5. Hierarchy vs. Democracy- How does one reconcile? 6. Local Government absence of personnel in LDCs =Key: lack of fiscal and personnel devolution 7. Development Administration vs. Representative Bureaucracy
Development Management Issues (Continued) 8. Development Management: National Policy or Donor Driven (Projectization of Aid) =Critique: The Project
Final Quotes • "One of the major Problems encountered so far has been is with the management of the project." James Mackie • "Administrative corruption...[is] the institutionalized abuse of public resources by civil servants." David Gould
Mock Question Does Development Management exist? Is it different from Development Administration? To what extent is the latter term an oximoran? What is the relationship between state centric views of development and people centered development? Deconstruct the question.