Jane Mwesiga

Commissioner of Human Resources Development
Uganda Ministry of Public Service
Focus Area(s)
Civil Service
Critical Tasks
Evaluating performance
Salary structure reform
Performance management system
Andrew Schalkwyk
Country of Reform
Date of Interview
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Jane Mwesiga discusses capacity development efforts to improve human resources within the Ugandan public service.  She explains the major challenges Uganda faced in implementing public sector reforms, specifically the need for greater focus on the capacity of individuals carrying out reforms.  She discusses pay-reform strategy and the difficulty of motivating public servants with low salaries.  She outlines the long-term goals of reform for Uganda, specifically a review and restructuring across ministries to remove job duplication.  Mwesiga also explains efforts to reduce the pay gap between levels of public service employees.  Finally, she details the use of results-oriented management systems within the public service to continually evaluate performance, and she also explains the challenges of using that system.

Full Interview

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Jane Mwesiga - Full Interview

At the time of this interview, Jane Mwesiga was the commissioner of human resources development at the Ministry of Public Service in Uganda.  She previously served as the assistant commissioner for human resource development.  She also served as assistant commissioner for human resource management – policy and procedures.

technical assistance
performance management
pay reform
Job descriptions
capacity building
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