23 Nov 2017
The IIAS Study Group on ‘Coproduction of Public Services’ is organizing its sixth annual conference in Stellenbosch, 22-23 May 2018. Our aim is to create and nurture an intellectual platform for the theoretical discussion and empirical analysis of coproduction and its implications for the organization and management of public services.
During the 2017 Co-production Study Group meeting in Washington D.C., some ideas were discussed about topics that should be addressed during the next meeting which will be held in Stellenbosch in May 2018. Based on these discussions, it is proposed that the overall theme of next year’s meeting is:
The What, Who, Where, Why, and How of Co-Production in an International Context
It is thus proposed to have five themes and we invite participants to submit papers on any of those themes. Although we want to explore the what, who, where, why, and how of co-production, we realize that these elements are inter-linked and would expect papers to discuss more than one.
More information on the call-for-papers
18 Oct 2017
We are glad to announce that Dr. Allan Rosenbaum, former IASIA President and current chair of the ICAPA Board, received the Enrique B. Rodriguez award for his work on building local democracy and good governance in Latin America.
During its 12th Congress, the Ibero-American Union of Municipalists (UIM), awarded its highest honor, the Enrique B. Rodriguez Municipalist Award, to Dr. Allan Rosenbaum, the Director of the Institute for Public Management and Community Service (IPMCS) at Florida International University (FIU) in recognition of his more than 25 years of work in building and strengthening local governments and promoting good governance throughout Latin America. Dr. Rosenbaum is the first North American to be so honored by the UIM, a Spanish government supported non-governmental organization which is based in Granada, Spain and has worked throughout Latin America for over a quarter century.
The President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (and IIAS specialised entity), Professor Bianor Scelza Cavalcanti, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Public Administration Review (PAR), a renowned U.S. scientific journal of Public Administration with global reach. The professor will hold a three-year term on the Board.
Published by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) since 1940, PAR is available in thousands of libraries around the world, regarded as one of the most prominent and recognized journals in its field. The publication currently ranks first on the Google Scholar ranking in the field of Public Policy and Administration, and second in the Web of Science ranking in the field of Public Administration. PAR’s content was accessed more than 1 million times in 2016 alone.
Former dean of FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), Professor Cavalcanti currently holds the position of International Affairs Director at FGV.
Congratulations Bianor !
The IIAS is proud to announce that its immediate past President, Pan-suk Kim, has been appointed by Korean President Moon Jae-in as a new Minister in the Ministry of Personnel Management (www.mpm.go.kr). “As a scholar specializing in personnel and administrative affairs, he has contributed to developing the nation’s public personnel system. He is strong in both theory and practical affairs,” presidential spokesman Soo-hyun Park said.
Pan Suk Kim , a member of the IIAS Council of Administration, served as President of IIAS between 2010 and 2013 and was a member of IASIA’s Board of Management for several years and served as a Vice Chairperson of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA).
We wish Pan-suk Kim the best in his new position and look forwards to strengthen the ties between our Member state of Korea and the Institute.
This 6 June, we had the pleasure to welcome at the IIAS new headquarter our colleague, Mr. César Rojas Alfonzo, Executive Secretary of the Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA), the IIAS regional entity.
Aside from paying the Institute a visit, César was here to debrief the IIAS Congress in Aix-en-Provence where he represented LAGPA President, Prof. Edgar Varela Barrios, but also to discuss next year’s planned Joint Conference with the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).
More information about this future event will follow in the coming weeks.
An opportunity to contribute. Preparations for the 2017 edition of the World Public Sector Report 2017 (WPSR) are now underway. This call for contributions invites experts, scientists and researchers to contribute to the report highlighting issues, research findings or solutions. All contributions and briefs that meet the requirements of this call will be posted on the website of the 2017 WPSR, and their content will inform relevant chapters of the Report.
The report is called the World Public Sector Report, and it is published by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of UN DESA. they hope to publish the next edition in December 2017. The report will examine how governments, public institutions and public administration can foster integrated approaches to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The first part of the report will examine integration and its implications for the public sector through three complementary lenses: (1) horizontal integration; (2) vertical integration; and (3) engagement of all stakeholders.
The second part of the report will examine three issues more in depth: integrated approaches to international migrations; integrated approaches to health; and integration in post-conflict situations. These themes will be analysed through the lens of challenges and opportunities for public institutions, and address three dimensions of horizontal integration, vertical integration and civil society engagement.
All chapters will draw on national experiences.
Deadline for submissions is 30 August 2017
UNDP Azerbaijan and the Academy of Public Administration of Azerbaijan are organizing an international conference on “Modern Civil Service: new paradigms, innovations and practices.” The conference will take place on June 05-06, 2017 in Fairmont Baku Hotel. The purpose of the conference is to discuss the current situation in the civil service and to enhance the exchange of experiences and best practices in civil service training.
The IIAS family is looking for an expert in civil service training to represent our organization at this conference.
The conference participants are expected to cover the topics on “Civil Service Training Institutions: strategies and practices”, “Improving the Quality of Public Service: Azerbaijan and international practice” and “Civil Service in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals”. The Conference will be divided into substantive sessions and working groups, providing the opportunity for the participants to focus on specific areas from their own perspective and national experiences.
The selected candidate is expected to share his/her knowledge and experience and make a presentation on one of the above-mentioned topics. Please be kindly informed that the United Nations Development Programme Project will cover all costs including accommodation, meal and travel costs.
Should you like to be a candidate and represent the IIAS family at the conference, please send us your CV and a letter in which you express your interest and commitment for the aforementioned tasks. The CV and the letter of interest should be sent to Bardhyl Dobra ([email protected]) at the latest by Friday 2 June at 12 noon (Brussels time).
Please contact us for any further information or question.
Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui
We are happy to announce that Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui was appointed as the new Director general of the IIAS during the Council of Administration meeting in February 2017. He took his office on May 2nd, succeeding Mr. Rolet Loretan who is retiring.
Mr. Loretan has held this position since November 2006 and the IIAS is grateful for his commitment during those past ten years at the head of the Permanent administrative services of the Institute and we wish him all the best in this new chapter in his life.
Dr Sahraoui is a well-known figure in the IIAS Family. A Franco-Tunisian national, he worked at the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) for many years. He participated to the foundation of the MENAPAR Network and is sitting at the Board of Management of our International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) as well as co-chair of its working group on “Public Policy and Decision-Making.” He was designated as General Rapporteur of the 2013 Congress of IIAS/IASIA and the 2017 IASIA/MENAPAR conference.
19 Apr 2017
The Future of Local Government in Europe. Lessons from Research and Practice in 31 Countries”
(Schwab/Bouckaert/Kuhlmann 2017, Nomos: Baden-Baden) has been published.
It is also available for free download here: https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/9783845280639/the-future-of-local-government-in-europe
Over recent decades, local governments in Europe have come increasingly under pressure facing a multitude of old and new challenges. Consequently, a wave of political and administrative reforms aimed at coping with these pressures has changed local governance in many nations. Local governments are not only responsible for efficient administration, high-quality services and a legally correct execution of laws, but also for ensuring legitimacy, democratic participation, accountability and trust – often under the conditions of austerity. This volume presents research findings of an international project on local public sector reforms in 31 countries and derives advice for policymakers to shape the future of local governments in Europe. The authors address basic reform areas and key features of local governance like autonomy, performance and participation. The book targets academics, students and practitioners interested in (the future of) local government.
In addition, EGPA Executive Secretary, Fabienne Maron, has interviewed Prof. Sabine Kuhlmann, Chair of the Action during the COST closing session. She invites you to read the new publication on the future of Local Government in Europe and the lessons learned from this long-term project.
05 Apr 2017
The program is an annual fellowship grant provided by FGV Direito Rio to support a select group of highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and professors working in areas related to the School’s research centers (Centre for Justice and Society/CJUS, Centre for Technology and Society/CTS and Centre for Research in Law and Economics/CPDE).
We seek to offer economic and intellectual resources to support insightful and promising young legal scholars from all over the world.
Additional information on the program is currently available at our website: http://direitorio.fgv.br/fellowship-program-for-doctoral-candidates-and-post-doc-researchers;
Regarding selection process, eligibility, application documents and fellowship grant, information can be found under our call for applications here:
Please note that application deadline for Fellows in Rio 2017-2018 is April 30, 2017.