This book gives a comprehensive overview of the literature on development in Sub-Saharan Africa, and challenges the notions of African public officials presented there. It focuses on public audit institutions and offers rich empirical research results, which contradicts many assumptions made in the literature on development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
About the Author
Maria Gustavson is Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is affiliated with the Quality of Government Institute and has been a visiting scholar at London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research primarily concerns administrative reforms in developing countries, audit and democratic accountability and effects of audit on public sector performance. Gustavson is also appointed as Board Member of the Swedish Government's Expert Group for Analyzing and Evaluating Swedish International Aid.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments 1. Introduction - Good Government and Development in Africa 2. The Dynamics of Public Sector Reform –Two Research Traditions 3. The African Context of Public Auditors 4. State Audit Conceptualized 5. The National Audit Offices of Botswana and Namibia 6. Dimensions of Development - Transnational Professional Communities 7. Conclusions Appendix References