Public Service Management in Ecuador

doi: 10.32565/aarms.2020.1.3


This article addresses the perspectives of Public Service Management in Ecuador, a Latin American country which saw various social changes and political paradigms. The new Constitution of Ecuador was launched in 2008 in a scenario where nationalism replaced the liberal paradigm in Ecuador. Its main features were the defence of postliberal values and sovereignty as a superior principle. On the other hand, the role of the public sector in the economy of Ecuador grew after 1972 when petroleum revenues increased remarkably. Nowadays, the public sector reduction was entered into force after the collapse in the price of crude oil in 2014 and an earthquake of 7.8 Mw that devastated the coast of Manabí in 2016. In this context, during the presidency of the former president Rafael Correa, new principles were instituted, such as decentralisation, the new concept of public servant and new methodologies such as National Management for Results. The methodology used is secondary data sources including various types of books, journal articles, government and non-governmental reports, government implementation plans.


public service new public management constitution decentralisation accountability

How to Cite

Cevallos, S. (2020) “Public Service Management in Ecuador”, AARMS – Academic and Applied Research in Military and Public Management Science. Budapest, 19(1), pp. 37–44. doi: 10.32565/aarms.2020.1.3.