Improving Public Sector Performance through Performance Evaluation

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Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry Lagos


There is the need for the public sector in Nigeria to increase its productivity. The level of performance of the public service has a lot of implications for the speedy recovery of the Country's ailing economy. Concerned citizens have criticized the public service for its numerous lapses including ineffectiveness, slowness and low level of productivity among others. Some suggestions have been offered by observers for the improvement in public service organizations' contributions to national development. Despite these suggestions and efforts to formulate and implement policies based on this suggestions, the overall productivity of the public services in Nigeria has remained low. The focus of this paper therefore is to examine the role a proper performance evaluation system can play in increasing to a large extent the productivity of employees in the public sector and to access the present performance evaluation system in the public service.



Public sector, Productivity