PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE , POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION AUGUST 2023 PAST PAPER

THURSDAY: 24 August 2023. Afternoon Paper. Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer ALL questions. Marks allocated to each question are shown at the end of the question. Do NOT write anything on this paper.

QUESTION ONE

1. With regards to handling conflicts between County Governments and the National Government:

Identify TWO legal instruments which provide on how to resolve conflicts. (2 marks)

Explain TWO ways of handling conflicts. (2 marks)

2. Getting the most from stakeholder engagement is crucial for effective policy development and implementation.

Summarise FIVE strategies that could help optimise stakeholder engagement. (5 marks)

3. Analyse FIVE ways in which private corporations could forge corporate relationships with the National Government. (5 marks)

4. Explain THREE distinctions between public administration and politics. (6 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION TWO

1. The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act provides procedures for efficient public procurement.

Outline FIVE areas covered under this Act. (5 marks)

2. Identify FIVE actors involved in the formulation of public policies. (5 marks)

3. Policy analysis models are frameworks used to assess and evaluate public policies.

With reference to the above statement, explain FIVE of these models. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION THREE

1. Explain TWO functions of the office of the controller of budget in your country. (2 marks)

2. Identify FOUR challenges facing parastatals in your country. (4 marks)

3. Assess SIX weaknesses in budget making process in your country. (6 marks)

4. Highlight EIGHT powers of the County Public Service Board with regards to values, principles and good governance. (8 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION FOUR

1. Analyse FIVE components of the legal framework that govern the operations of state corporations. (5 marks)

2. Certified Secretaries play an important role in the management of government organisations.

In relation to the above statement, highlight SEVEN of these roles. (7 marks)

3. Proposed by Sherry Arnstein in 1969, the Ladder of Citizen Participation is one of the most widely referenced and influential models in the field of democratic public participation.

Identify EIGHT principles of the rationale for public participation. (8 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION FIVE

1. Explain FOUR characteristics associated with value-based leadership. (4 marks)

2. Identify SIX components of a county integrated development plan as stipulated by the County Governments Act of 2012. (6 marks)

3.  Features of administrative systems can vary depending on the context and purpose.

Required:

Discuss FIVE features of these systems. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

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