The Role of Public Administration in Achieving Sustainable Economic and Social Development in Nigeria
Publication Date : 01/01/2020
The major issue of concern to nations of the world, especially the third world countries is the achievement of sustainable economic and social development. A lot of resources are deployed by countries in pursuit of this goal, through a multiplicity of projects, programmes and policies. It is doubtful judging by either historical antecedents or contemporary realities whether it is possible to achieve sustainable economic and social development without public administration playing a catalyzing role, this is because public administration is that unit of political governance that shoulders the responsibility of implementing the policies, programmes and plans of government. It is in the light of the above assertion this paper is set to examine the role of public administration in achieving sustainable economic and social development. The paper begins with the conceptualization of public administration, economic development and sustainable development. it traces the evolution of public administration from ancient times till date. The role public administration play in achieving sustainable economic and social transformation were thoroughly examined. These include: developing strong institutional capacity, drafting and implementing effective sectoral policies, solving the problem of poverty and unemployment, facilitating and stimulating privatization process, combating the hydraheaded problem of corruption and investing in human capital development etc. these were followed with concluding remark.
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