Implementing the Balanced Scorecard in Public Organization: An Experience in Communication Affairs Bureau Dire Dawa Administration, Ethiopia



The Balanced Scorecard (BSC), first created by Kaplan and Norton in 1992, has been developed over the last 28 years, gaining attention all over the world. In Ethiopia context ministry of civil service in 2010.The introduction of Civil Service Reform program (CSRP), as part of the 14 national capacity building programs, was in response to weaknesses in the organizational structure and the public service delivery and to simulate the overall development effort of the country. That the emergence of the Public Sector Capacity Building Program (PSCBP). It has laid the foundation for different capacity building programs with the objective of improving the scale, responsiveness and efficiency of public service delivery and promoting good governance both at a federal, regional and local level.(Rashed Ul Hasan, 2017, Mesfin, 2009 and MoFED, 2012)Government Communication Affairs Bureau is one of the public service institutions in the Dire Dawa city that implemented the BSC with the notion of improving its overall organizational performance. The point of this study is to analyze the key impact of successes and failure factors of the execution processes of Balance Scorecard: - for improvement of strategic planning & performance measurement in Dire Dawa Administration Communication Affairs Bureau.The study used a qualitative research method. The data for this study was obtained through questionnaires that were distributed to 84 management members and non-management employees of the bureau in which only 82 were fully completed and returned. The sample was selected based on stratified random sampling the questionnaire was distributed to the staff members on the stratified based on their department. The data collected were analyzed using SPSS and Microsoft Excel.The result of this study will be providing valuable inputs and directions have been maintained with regard to the bureau vision, mission, and strategy; while other activities. The study may also use as a point of reference for others who want to conduct further study on the same issue.

Keywords: Balance Scorecard, Performance Measurement, Evaluation

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/10-5-01

Publication date:May 31st 2020


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