Ethnic minority public sector employment (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 989)

Abstract

Query

Please provide an overview of initiatives in developing countries which seek to provide targeted recruitment, professional development and retention for indigenous or ethnic minority employees. Please focus on public sector agencies/positions that are responsible for managing public policy advice and government programmes.

Overview

This report identifies initiatives in developing countries which seek to attract, develop and retain indigenous or ethnic minority employees in the public sector workforce. This is supported with a brief overview of lessons learned from similar programmes in Australia, which are largely considered successful. The paper concentrates on civil service and central government positions rather than government services such as health and education. The strongest examples come from Australia and India. In general, most policies are targeted recruitment and quota systems; the literature is very weak on professional development, retention and career progression once in employment.

Citation

Browne, E. Ethnic minority public sector employment (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 989). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2013) 11 pp.

Ethnic minority public sector employment (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 989)

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