Training for Productivity: An Experimental Evaluation of Civil Service Reform in Ghana

Improving the Ghanaian Civil Service’s productivity by designing, implementing, and evaluating novel individual and group-based training methods for bureaucrats.

The Training for Productivity (TFP) project aims to improve the Ghanaian Civil Service’s productivity by designing, implementing, and evaluating novel individual and group-based training methods for bureaucrats. The training programs are integrated experimentally into the standard package of trainings delivered annually by the Office of the Head of Civil Service (OHCS) and the Civil Service Training Centre (CSTC) of Ghana. The curriculum has been developed and implementation started in March 2017. The trial covers the entire Civil Service; 52% of civil servants will participate in one of our treatments. Findings will feed directly into OHCS’s and CSTC’s work: they requested the project and the trainings are being delivered by Civil Service personnel and through existing systems. This improves external validity, scalability, and sustainability. EDI resources would primarily be used to fund our endline survey, and to integrate a small complementary qualitative component to explore mechanisms and provide comparative/historical aspects.

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