Performance Management as an alternative tool for local governance: evidence from Ghanaian local government sector

Authors

รศ.ดร.บุญอนันต์ พินัยทรัพย์, น.ส.Juliana Abagsonema Abane

Published

International Journal of Human Resource Studies

Abstract

The benefits of performance management are to have value for money and make local authorities more responsive to the needs of the grassroots. Therefore, the study addresses the perceived challenges which have been taken-for-granted in institutionalising performance culture at the local level in the context of sub-Sharan Africa. The purpose of this research is to investigate the progress and challenges affecting the institutionalization of performance management in local government authorities to understand how these impediments impacts on a secure performance culture in local governance. This study addresses the significant gains of local governments performance evaluation and what challenges there is in implementing PM policies at the local level. Using two major secondary data sources from Local Government Service, the study analyzes the contents of four key performance areas incorporating tables to describe the performance rating of local government authorities. The study finds some evidence to support that although performance management as an alternative tool could be used to enhance the performance of local authorities, insufficient resource allocation, the absence of performance improvement programs and involvement of employees remains a challenge.

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