THE GOVERNANCE UNIT
THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
ST AUGUSTINE CAMPUS
AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMPLEMENTATION
RESURRECTING IMPLEMENTATION STUDIES: PROBLEMS, ISSUES, SOLUTIONS
19th – 20th March, 2009
The study of implementation is slowly returning on the agenda of Public Sector Management and Government. In the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and in the Caribbean there is increasing concern with the failures of implementation programmers and with looming recessionary trends the world over it is to be expected that implementation studies will be given a new lease of life.
The aim of the conference is to probe the case for the resurrection of implementation studies in the practice of Public Sector Management, to identify the problems that have traditionally plagued the processes of implementation, to clarify their theoretical foundations and to propose some solutions for overcoming some the barriers and obstacles involved.
The conference will accordingly address the following questions:-
- The generation of consensus on programmes;
- The definition of policy and intended outcomes;
- The links that connect policy to ultimate outcomes;
- The role of leadership;
- A well thought-out cost-benefit analysis of various strategies;
- Analysis of the web of interaction that makes up a programme, especially with new policies;
- Designing a set of controls and monitoring mechanisms;
- The role of NGOs in the implementation process.