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Dalhousie University - School of Public Administration

PUAD-6780: Comparative Development Administration

DescriptionSome analytical and normative issues of public administration in developing countries are examined including the scope of development administration as a sub-field of public administration; public sector organization and management including public services, public enterprises, decentralization and rural development, financial systems, human resources management, aspects of state economic management with Japanese and South Korean case studies; and institutional aspects of aid administration with CIDA and World Bank cases.

Faculty: Peter Arthur 

Source: Graduate Calendar at (accessed 6 January 2014), and downloaded to the Atlas at  

Teaching Topics Addressed in this Course, Organized by Public Policy and Management Subject



Commentary by the Atlas editors: The 2010 syllabus for the course was provided to the PPG Atlas in 2010 and is attached. The class titles in this syllabus provide interesting candidates for teaching topics to be developed for the Atlas:

  • The Theory and Practice of Development Administration
  • Development Planning and Administration
  • New Public Management and Public Enterprise Reform in Development
  • Bureaucracy and Public Personnel Management in Development
  • Information Technology and Development Administration
  • Decentralization and Development
  • Bilateral Aid and Official Development Assistance
  • Multilateral Financial Institutions and Debt Relief
  • Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organizations in Development
  • Governance, Corruption and Development

Page created by: Ian Clark, 11 January 2014. The content presented on this page, except in the Commentary, is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases.



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