The Role of Government as a Catalyst for Reform During Periods of Economic Downturn

14 Nov 2013

Reforming public sector institutions and rethinking the roles of government as agents of change by making their respective states and the environment a better place to live in, are considered to be the signifi cant actions that governments in the post-recession era must undertake. The question is: what can governments do to place their countries on a recovery and high-growth path in the post-2009 recession period? Governments should tailor-make strategies to reform their institutions not only to be effective and effi cient in resuscitating, improving and sustaining national economic development, but in accelerating sustained service delivery.