In a critical examination of some of the most topical and challenging issues confronting the public sector in developing counties in an era of globalization, the contributors to this book examine the potential and limits of managerial, fiscal and decentralization reforms, and highlight cases where selective use of some of the new management reforms has delivered positive results. A common thread that runs through the book is the challenges of capacity to improve public services. Looking beyond the past and the present into the future, the book provides lessons from the experience of implementing public sector reforms in developing countries. The book will be a valuable resource for academics, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of public administration and management, development studies, governance and politics. Practitioners in these fields will also find the book useful in providing valuable lessons and conclusions.