Over the years, reform initiatives in the Public Sector have not been particularly well communicated across government. This information vacuum has, in the past, led to misinformation, distortion and unnecessary resistance to reform efforts as key reform constituents, such as Civil Servants, Teachers and other Public Sector workers have been left in the dark.
The Government of Sierra Leone, through the Public Sector Reform Unit, recognises the invaluable need for information-sharing on Public Sector Reform. As a result the PSRU, in collaboration with the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) developed a Communications Strategy and Activity Work Plan as part of the World Bank-funded Pay and Performance Project currently being implemented by the PSC, HRMO, PSRU and Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED). The Strategy seeks to popularise current reform initiatives to all stakeholders including Public and Civil Servants, Civil Society, Development Partners and the general public. It also seeks regularly to engage Public Servants through workshops, forums and other means (including bilateral meetings) to provide information and solicit feedback on public sector reform initiatives. The goal is to ensure that channels of communication are opened between policy institutions such as the PSRU, Cabinet Secretariat, PSC, HRMO, MoFED etc and constituents across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in order to improve on the delivery and implementation of change in the public sector.