Reforming for Results in the UN System

A Study of UNOPS

  • Dennis Dijkzeul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. Background and Historical Perspective

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      Pages 17-17
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  4. A New Course

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      Pages 81-81
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  5. Analysis

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      Pages 185-185
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-260

About this book


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the only UN organization that is self-financing through fees earned on project management/provision of services in all development and humanitarian fields. Following a disruptive merger process its future looked in doubt. Combining perspectives from the disciplines of international relations, business and public administration, this book describes and analyses the ensuing reform, its problems and successes, as well as its relevance to other UN organizations and New Public Management theory.


budget development international relations management New Public Management organization organizations planning public management reform reforms service strategy United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  • Dennis Dijkzeul
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed ConflictRuhr-UniversitätBochumGermany
  2. 2.Praxis GroupCanada

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