Essays on Saudi Arabia Public Sector Reform Case Study

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The paper "Saudi Arabia Public Sector Reform " Is a great example of a Management Case Study. Public sector reforms are all the adjustments to the economic sector. The aim of public sector reform is to strengthen the services that are offered by the government to its people. For a long time now Saudi Arabia has been experiencing challenges in the public sector (Madawi 2007). First it has not been able to reduce the level of unemployment to its people. This is because there has been rampant corruption in the public sector due to poor management strategies leading to embezzlement of funds.

There have been challenges in the leadership because the kind of leadership that has been applied in Saudi Arabia is the colonial one. This country has not been able to offer better social amenities to its people because of poor systems of management and lack of proper planning. On the other side, education system of the country has been performing poorly because of the poor management of the government resources which are supposed to improve the education sector in Saudi Arabia.

Furthermore, the health sector has not been able to provide adequate health services for the people of Saudi Arabia until recently when the reforms were being implemented. Due to above challenges, the government of Saudi Arabia decided to implement reforms in the public sector so as to improve and strengthen the performance of the public sector. This paper will discuss on the various aspects concerning the concepts of public reforms in Saudi Arabia. Key concepts and developments in public management reforms Some concepts came up as a result of the public reforms in Saudi Arabia.

There came up the concept of competitiveness. The government designed strategies where the where the public operations could be assessed in terms of their cost (Amelie 2008). The aim of this assessment is to know how much profits could be reaped with the intent that hire profits benefit the society. Competitiveness could improve the quality of services offered to the people of Saudi Arabia. In this aspect the public sector is encouraged to compete with the private sector. Competition will improve the quality of services provided. The concept of risk management was introduced like in the private sector.

Risk management is done through auditing of the public sector to enhance the provision of better services and products (Madawi 2007). This concept aims at defending the public sector from the risks that may arise. Managing the risks improves the performance of the public sector because risks are prevented from taking place hence there is no hindrance to quality services and products. The concept of information technology was also adopted in the public sector like in the private sector (Madawi 2007).

Information technology improves communication and management systems within the public sector. For instance modern technology in business improves the management of the public sector through application of software that could measure the performance of every sector. This leads to improvement of services provided by  eh public sector. In addition to that, Information technology improves the connectivity of the public sector to international sectors where they will exchange ideas which can be resource when tackling the public sector tasks.


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