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Beyond AusterityReforming the Greek Economy$
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Costas Meghir, Christopher A. Pissarides, Dimitri Vayanos, and Nikolaos Vettas

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035835

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.001.0001

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The Dysfunctional Structure of Greek Public Administration and the Challenges in Reforming It

The Dysfunctional Structure of Greek Public Administration and the Challenges in Reforming It

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(p.677) 15 The Dysfunctional Structure of Greek Public Administration and the Challenges in Reforming It
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Beyond Austerity
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Panagiotis Karkatsoulis

Efi Stefopoulou

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0015

This chapter highlights some key problems with the structure of the Greek public administration and some of the challenges in reforming it. It shows that administrative structures are overly complicated and rigid, and this hinders operational efficiency. Moreover, a lack of a systematic framework for performance evaluation has led to the proliferation of administrative units, including units with only few employees. Coordination across units is limited and is hampered by inadequate use of information technology. Attempts to evaluate performance and to match it with resources have been met with resistance. Attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of new regulations and streamline existing ones have had some limited success.

Keywords:   Greek public administration, public administration reform, administrative structures, performance evaluation, regulation

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