PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION APRIL 2022 PAST PAPER

MONDAY: 4 April 2022. Afternoon paper.                                                                                           Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer ALL. questions. Marks allocated to each question are shown at the end of the question. Do NOT write anything on this paper.

QUESTION ONE

1.          Discuss the contribution of Max Weber to the development of public administration.                                                    (10 marks)

2.         Distinguish between “public administration” and “politics“.                                                                                             (4 marks)

3.         In devolved Government systems, National and County governments do not work in isolation but they complement each other.

Explain six relationships between the National and County governments.                                                                         (6 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION TWO

1.           Differentiate between “ideological policies” and “regulatory policies”.                                                                             (4 marks)

2.          Summarise four impacts of a public policy.                                                                                                                       (4 marks)

3.          Identify five key components of a public policy evaluation process.                                                                                 (5 marks)

4.          Outline seven core principles of public, participation in development planning in your country.                                       (7 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION THREE

1.           Explain six objectives of implementing a devolved structure of government.                                                                    (6 marks)

2.          Describe three roles a legislative assembly plays in planning for the utilisation of public resources.                                (6 marks)

3.           Summarise eight main responsibilities of an audit Committee of a public enterprise.                                                        (8 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION FOUR

1.          Explain five reasons for government involvement in economic activities.                                                                         (5 marks)

2.         Highlight five challenges facing corporate governance in state enterprises in developing countries.                                 (5 marks)

3.         Discuss the importance of a code of governance for public enterprises in a country.                                                        (5 marks)

4.         Explain five reasons why a country might embark on public service reforms.                                                                  (5 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION FIVE

1.           Highlight five measures that could be adopted to improve public sector audits.                                                                (5 marks)

2.          Governments in developing countries raise revenue from various sources. One of these sources is foreign aid.

Identify five disadvantages of foreign aid’to a. country.                                                                                                    (5 marks)

3.           Examine five challenges that could be faced while implementing public private partnership (PPP) strategy in a country.                 (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

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