Implementation of Performance Contracting in Kenya


  • Sylvester Odhiambo Obong'o


In pursuit of the goal of performance improvement within the public sector, New Public Management emphasizes on the adoption of private sector practices in public institutions (Balogun, 2003). NPM models have therefore been invariably seen through the public service reform initiatives in many developing countries as the solution to reversing falling service delivery. In quest of this same goal, Kenya introduced performance contracting not only improve service delivery but also to refocus the mind set of public service away from a culture of inward looking towards a culture of business as focused on customer and results.

Author Biography

Sylvester Odhiambo Obong'o

Sylvester Odhiambo Obong'o serves as Rapid Results Approach Coordinator, Public Service Transformation Department, Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Kenya.


How to Cite

Obong’o, S. O. (2014). Implementation of Performance Contracting in Kenya. International Public Management Review, 10(2), 66–84. Retrieved from