PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE , POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION DECEMBER 2022 PAST PAPER

THURSDAY: 8 December 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. Inspection and Acceptance Committee established by the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 is mandated to perform certain functions.

Summarise FIVE of these functions. (5 marks)

2. As a senior public administrator in your country, explain to junior officers in your department, FIVE similarities between public administration and private administration as stipulated by Henri Fayol. (5 marks)

3. Analyse the criteria used by the County Public Service Board (CPSB) in establishing a public office at the Counties. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

QUESTION TWO

1. Examine FOUR grounds for judicial review in your Country. (4 marks)

2. Explain THREE features of a good dispute resolution mechanism that may be used in public institutions. (6 marks)

3. Public enterprises are distinct from private entities due to their unique characteristics.

Assess FIVE of these characteristics. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

QUESTION THREE

1. The governor of Mzalendo County is guided by certain criteria to ensure residents participate fully during development of the County policies.

With reference to the above statement, state FIVE criteria. (5 marks)

2. Examine FIVE roles of public administration in the modern world. (5 marks)

3. Juma Boka, the County Commissioner of Heko County has helped develop a policy to curb cattle rustling in the county.

Explain FIVE factors that should be considered in the implementation of this policy. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

QUESTION FOUR

1. Examine FIVE guiding principles of leadership and integrity as stipulated in the Constitution of your Country. (5 marks)

2. The rational planning model is a model of the planning process that involves a number of rational actions.

Identify these actions. (5 marks)

3. Maji Pevu, a State Corporation, embraces benchmarking as the tool for measuring the areas of improvement during policy making.

Explain FIVE challenges associated with this tool. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

QUESTION FIVE

1. Explain SIX responsibilities of the Parliamentary Budgetary Office in your Country. (6 marks)

2. In stakeholder analysis, you can map out your stakeholders and classify them on a Power/Interest Grid.

Identify FOUR types of stakeholders in this grid. (4 marks)

3. Explain FIVE legal provisions that govern the appointment of a member to a County Public Service Board.

(10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

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