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Ministry of Public Service and Administrative Reform (MINFOPRA)
The Ministry of Public Service and Administrative Reform has as primary function the management of the professions of civil servants and the modernisation of the public service in view of adapting it to the constant transformation of our society and the world at large. Its history is punctuated by development which is mostly observed through its name and the transformation of the structures under its trusteeship.
As far as the name given to the Ministry is concerned, one can count eight (08) different names and twenty nine (29) heads of department from 1957 to 2010. As far as the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM) is concerned, there have been two (02) names and thirteen (13) Directors. As for the Higher Institute of Public Management (ISMP), its name has been maintained since creation and five (05) Directors have run the institution.
The meaning given to our administration was the reason behind several reforms, one coming after another in a successive manner. From one reform to another, the problem remained the same: that of knowing how to make the administration more efficient and rendering quality services to its users and contributing in improving their living conditions.
Generally, three important periods can be identified as having punctuated the different transformations of this ministerial department. The first one was characterised by the State’s involvement as investor and lasted from 1960 till about 1985. The second period which covers the period running from 1985 to 2000 was marked by the unexpected occurrence of the economic crisis with the main option being the setting up of rules and control of finances. The third was marked by the institution of a management approach more concerned with obtaining results.