n Conflict Trends - Trends in the public sector

Volume 2001, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The public sector challenges within southern Africa, together with global trends, have created territories of conflict that require urgent intervention. Conflict resolution programmes must be implemented in order to prevent the democratic gains in these countries - and the overall region - from being reversed. Since the public sector consists of institutions through which governments deliver services to communities, they have a primary responsibility in post-conflict reconstruction initiatives. Of course, international development organisations also have a role to play in this regard, particularly in post- conflict situations. The restructuring of institutions such as the public sector, becomes one of the first and foremost challenges for post-conflict countries.

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