6.4 Human resources and civil service reform
This section contains nine documents on human resources and civil service reform produced by SLGP, a governance development programme that operated in Nigeria from 2001 to 2008.
Reform is a key issue as most state governments are over-staffed and performance levels are low. But the drain on state budgets is sometimes overplayed and ratios of recurrent to capital expenditure are sometimes an acceptable balance.
A clear problem is substantial numbers of ghost workers and pension drawing members. There has been political support for reducing these numbers to improve funds for capital works without causing major, or unjustified, social hardship.
Installing computerised human resource databases linked to payroll systems has been successful in addressing this issue and in most cases 20% reductions in payroll and pension payments occurred.
In these documents there are:
- Reports on studies carried out in most states, with assessments and strategies to remedy identified weaknesses,
- Reports on developing a performance improvement instrument in Enugu State and its application to the Ministry of Lands, Business Development Centre and the Performance Improvement Bureau,
- Reports on aspects of human resource database development and implementation, and
- A report about designing Islamic-based performance and behaviour codes.
Of interest to: State and federal governments, human resource departments, development partners, policy makers, stakeholders
Issuing body: State and Local Government Programme (SLGP)
Type of resource: Reports
6.4.1 Assessment of Human Resources in the Benue State Government
6.4.2 Human Resource Management in Benue State Phase 2b: HRM Strategy and Activity Development
6.4.3 Designing a Comprehensive Improvement Programme for the Enugu State Civil Service
6.4.4 Case Studies – Ministry of Lands and Housing, PIB and SME Centre
6.4.5 Performance Audit and Public Information
6.4.6 Oversight on Human Resource Management Computerisation in Enugu State
6.4.7 Review of the Computerisation of the Kano State Civil Service Personnel, Human Resources (HR) Records and Related Systems
6.4.8 FCTA HRM Database Project Handover and Awareness Workshop
6.4.9 Planning Activities to Enhance Civil Society Demand for Good Governance in Jigawa State
Number of pages: Multiple
File type: PDF
File size: Multiple