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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Jones, Edwin; Cruickshank, Ivan
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Government
Article Title
Forging institutional convergence between labour policy and public sector reform: The case of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Jamaica
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Social and economic studies
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
53
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
89-124
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Abstract
Argues the need for sharper institutional and decisional convergence and a vigorous implementation strategy as the necessary tools for realizing anticipated policy and reform products or outcomes. This search for 'conceptual alliance' and better outcomes proceeds via a focus on three core building blocks. These are institutions, capacity building, strategy-based techniques and principles within a rapidly changing environment. Without proper alignment of these imperatives, effective policy management is not possible. Besides, labour policy and reform managers need a relevant knowledge base and clear and reflective action strategies in order to assemble sufficient coalitions to effect desired change. A discussion, referenced mainly against the Jamaican experience is conducted within the conceptual framework offered by these considerations, and including a 'case study' of the Ministry of Labour. One principal objective therefore is to offer policy advice towards better alignment and understanding of the key building blocks; another, to map a framework for further search.....
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