Guide to Rebuilding Public Sector Services in Stability Operations: A Role for the Military

Guide to Rebuilding Public Sector Services in Stability Operations: A Role for the Military

by Derick W. Brinkerhoff, Richard Hill, Ronald W. Johnson, Susan Merrill
     
 
The guide is designed to provide peacekeepers with a thorough and nuanced understanding on the policy, planning, cultural and ethnic implications, tradeoffs, and options for public services reconstruction. It takes the position ultimately that the host government is responsible for public goods. Stability actors and host country governments can cooperate on policy,

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The guide is designed to provide peacekeepers with a thorough and nuanced understanding on the policy, planning, cultural and ethnic implications, tradeoffs, and options for public services reconstruction. It takes the position ultimately that the host government is responsible for public goods. Stability actors and host country governments can cooperate on policy, resource allocation, and service planning, even when the majority of services may initially be provided by nonstate or external actors, but the host country is in the lead. Issues addressed include control of corruption, administration of public services, policy, resource allocation and joint budgeting for restoration, reconstruction, and maintenance. Immediately after a conflict, the flight of skilled professionals may have left little capacity for public services restoration, making it a critical priority to rebuild capacity in engineering, planning, budgeting, and maintenance as well as to reestablish the revenue generation to sustain...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584874096
Publisher:
Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College Commandant (AWCC-DSI/Publications)
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
PKSOI Papers

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