Problems in Public Management Development in Asia


  • Clay Wescott


Is it possible to measure the quality of overall governance in a developing Asian country? Are present measures robust enough to allow the ranking of countries along a continuum from well-governed to poorly-governed? Should these rankings be used by donor agencies and private investors in making investment decisions? Despite the complexity and diversity of approaches of governance systems, there are various qualitative and quantitative tools being used in the region. In this article, the advantages and disadvantages of some of these tools will be analyzed, and some lessons will be derived showing how the prudent use of governance indicators can help development agencies and private investors.


How to Cite

Wescott, C. (2014). Problems in Public Management Development in Asia. International Public Management Review, 1(1), 20–32. Retrieved from