PAD 102 ASSIGNMENT
It has been said that most of the problems associated with the bureaucracy in many developing countries are lack of institutionalization of many or the key aspects of the ideal bureaucratic organization. A study was undertaken to examine the thesis that indeed such problems where associated with the lack of institutionalization of the key aspects of the ideal bureaucratic organization.
A dysfunctional hierarchical structure
Each level controls the level below and is controlled by the level above. A formal hierarchy is the basis of central planning and centralized decision making.
Scarcity of technical knowledge and capacity:
In addition to the problems associated with resistance of vested interests and lack of political will is the paucity of technical knowledge on the key ingredients of a well-functioning, modern legal and institutional public procurement framework. This is further compounded by the lack of knowledge on how to organize reforms through the political and bureaucratic processes and on how to manage change. Preparation of a proper and comprehensive procurement legal framework demands that those undertaking the work possess a combination of good legal skills and substantial knowledge of good procurement practices and procedures including related institutional issues. Ideally, the team managing the reforms should also be well versed in overcoming the challenges inherent in implementing reforms in an environment that may not be fully supportive of such reforms. However, most procurement practitioners in developing countries posses only some technical procurement skills but normally lack knowledge the larger policy and other issues necessary to plan, manage and...