Capacity building and human resource management at the subnational level

Identify the needs of civil servants at the governorate and local level in the

context of the decentralisation reform, and provide capacity building and training at the subnational level to ensure a well-prepared, competent and efficient civil service.

  • • Develop and extend the national Law on Civil Service Reform and the tasks attributed to the Civil Service Bureau to the governorate and municipal levels.
  • • All levels of government should be encouraged to define and plan for the types of workers they will need in order to carry out new responsibilities.

Training should contribute to the formation of new working relationships. In addition to building local capacity, training can be a tool for creating personal networks among various levels of government, regions, or types of government workers. One recommendation, for example, might be to train career civil servants and local politicians together to insure that they better understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from each other.

  • • Create a network of community agents to provide local government with capacity building especially to the LDUs. A national federation/association of municipalities (once created) may also be involved to connect local experiences and identify good policy practices across municipalities. Councils should involve citizens and non-governmental organisations in the identification of key local assets and economic drivers, which should be taken into account in local development strategies.
  • • Greater flexibility in managing the workforce at the local level is required.

Subnational governments need to develop competency-management systems so that they can ensure they have a well-selected, trained and evaluated public workforce.

• This regime should be co-ordinated by key ministries such the Civil Service Bureau (together with the Ministry of the Public Sector), MoI and MoMA.

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