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Contract plans and public enterprise performance, Volume 1
Author:Nellis, John R.; Country:Senegal; Morocco; Congo, Republic of;
Date Stored:1988/10/01Document Date:1988/10/31
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Small Scale Enterprise; Banks & Banking Reform; National Governance; Municipal Financial Management; Private Participation in Infrastructure
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Public Administration, Law, and Justice
Region:Africa; Middle East and North AfricaReport Number:WPS118
Sub Sectors:Civil Service ReformCollection Title:Policy, Planning and Research Department working papers ; no. WPS 118
Volume No:1  

Summary: Roughly 100 public enterprises in developing countries are using contract plans - negotiated performance agreements between the government/owner and the enterprises' managers or directors. Contract plans have not improved the financial performance of public enterprises dramatically. The process is probably more important than the product. They do however, produce clearer goals, open a dialogue between management and the state, and offer such benefits as better accounting, auditing, and management information systems, including physical and financial performance indicators and performance targets. The problem is, they have been oversold. They are not the mechanism for healing a sick company. They work best with firms that operate commercially and already have decent management and sound reporting procedures.

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