PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION DECEMBER 2021 PAST PAPER

WEDNESDAY: 15 December 2021.                                                                                                             Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer ALL questions. Marks allocated to each question are shown at the end of the question.

QUESTION ONE

1.           Explain five principles of public administration.                                                                                                                  (5 marks)

2.          Discuss three roles of public officers in public policy formulation.                                                                                     (6 marks)

3.          Summarise four elements of good policy analysis.                                                                                                              (4 marks)

4.          Describe five duties of a corporation secretary for a state owned entity.                                                                             (5 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION TWO

1.           With reference to public participation in governance, explain three types of citizen power.                                 (6 marks)

2.          Analyse five features of an effective public policy.                                                                                                             (5 marks)

3.          Summarise five ethical requirements of a public officer in your country.                                                                            (5 marks)

4.          Discuss four principles of separation of powers in a government.                                                                                      (4 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION THREE

1.           Analyse six benefits of public private partnership in public administration.                                                                        (6 marks)

2.          Explain four contents of a national budget.                                                                                                                          (4 marks)

3.          Discuss three roles of research in shaping the public policy making process.                                                                     (6 marks)

4.          Summarise four principles of “values based leadership”.                                                                                                    (4 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION FOUR

1.            With reference to judicial control over administration:

Describe three forms of judicial control over administration.                                                                              (3 marks)

Identify three limitations of judicial control.                                                                                                        (3 marks)

2.           Examine six demerits of privatisation of state owned entities.                                                                              (6 marks)

3.           Explain four factors that affect budget absorption in government entities.                                                        (4 marks)

4.            Summarise four attributes of a good county integrated development plan in the public sector.                  (4 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION FIVE

1.           Summarise five disadvantages of using executive orders in public policy making process.                                   (5 marks)

2.           Analyse six benefits of public procurement planning in the public sector.                                                                (6 marks)

3.            Explain five principles to consider in order to achieve an effective stakeholder engagement process.              (5 marks)

4.           Discuss four types of public policy.                                                                                                                                    (4 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

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