Drawing on his extensive practical experience as an international civil servant in a number of organizations, Davies writes in a lively and readable manner about all aspects of administrative policy and its related implications. Divided into two parts, the first - Top down - will enable policy makers in government, academia and elsewhere who have an interest in the proper governance and management of international institutions to gain fresh insight into the topic. The second part - Bottom up - provides a substantial body of knowledge of administrations, including case studies of best and worse practice. The book includes analysis of: -The UN system -International Financial Institutions -Co-ordinated Organizations -Regional European Institutions -The Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research This is a work that fills a well-defined gap in organizational knowledge in a rigorous, but accessible way. It is essential reading for both practitioners and academics involved with international organizations.

chapter 1|18 pages

The Environment

part 1|1 pages

Top Down

chapter 2|26 pages

Basic Organizational Structures

chapter 3|24 pages

Administrative Governance

chapter 4|40 pages

Senior Management

chapter 5|23 pages


chapter 6|26 pages

Financial Control

chapter 7|23 pages

Managing Staff

chapter 8|27 pages

Administrative and Managerial Reform

part 2|1 pages

Bottom Up

chapter 9|37 pages

Personnel Strategies

chapter 10|36 pages


chapter 11|21 pages

Benefits and Allowances

chapter 12|26 pages


chapter 13|13 pages

Financial Accounts

chapter 14|17 pages

Procurement and Contracting

chapter 15|31 pages

General Services

chapter 16|23 pages

Information Technology and Communications

chapter 17|18 pages

Co-ordination and Beyond