Human Resource Development, Public Administration and the Need for Reforms: A Case Of Pakistan's Public Sector



Keeping in view the complexity of work environment in the changing organizational environment caused by advancement in technology on the one hand and the diverse needs of the a rapidly growing population on the other hand, the role of training and development becomes more stark in terms of quality and quantity both. Training and development as an HR activity enables organization members to capture knowledge and skills required for their effective performance. It also helps them to adapt to changing circumstance and to shoulder new responsibilities. Needless to say, this recognition of training by the government and management experts in the country, the approach toward this concept in the public sector service appears to be of mere waste and ruse. This paper is supposed to look into the concept of manpower training and development in the quality of service in the public sector of Pakistan so as to have some in-depth understanding of the problems being faced. The study will be recommending some recommendations as to how improvement could be affected.

Author Biographies

Zekeriya Nas, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van/Turkey

Associate Professor, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van/Turkey

Wali Rahman, Assistant Professor, Sarhad University of Science & IT, Peshawar

Department of Business Administration

Haji Rahman, Preston University, Islamabad Campus

Faculty of Business Administration


Helmke, G., & Levitsky, S. (2004). Informal institutions and comparative politics: A research agenda. Perspectives on Politics, 2(04), 725-740.

Hess, M. (1995). Development administration, human resources and public sector reform. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 30(4), 386-407.

Jadoon, M. Z. I., & Jabeen, N. (2006). Public administration education in Pakistan: Issues, challenges and opportunities. Public Administration Education in Pakistan, Pakistan Vision, 11(1), 122-141.

Jones, G. R., George, J. M., & Hill, C. W. L. (2003). Contemporary Management: McGraw-Hill/Irwin New York.

Lauth, H. J. (2000). Informal institutions and democracy. Democratization, 7(4), 21-50.

Leftwich, A. (2008). Developmental states, effective states and poverty reduction: The primacy of politics. UNRISD Project on Poverty Reduction and Policy Regimes.

Lindner, J., & Rittberger, B. (2003). The creation, interpretation and contestation of institutions—revisiting historical institutionalism. Journal of Common Market Studies, 41(3), 445-473.

Natsios, A. (2010). The Clash of the Counter-Bureaucracy and Development. Center for Global Development.

Stiglitz, J. E. (1998). Towards a new paradigm for development. In J. H. Dunning (Ed.), Making Globalization Good (pp. 76-107): Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Wilson, J. Q. (1989). Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It? : New York: Basic Books.