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Prof. Andrew Podger is congratulated on his award by IIAS Director General, Rolet Loretan

The IIAS is proud to announce that, on March 22, 2016, Prof. Andrew Podger received ASPA’s ” International Public Administration Award” during the closing ceremony of the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration in Seattle, WA.

This award recognises a personality for outstanding commitments in the area of international public administration which is what Andrew has been working for, not only within the IIAS and ASPA but also within the Greater China Area (People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao), Indonesia and other South East Asian countries..

Andrew has served in the Australian public services for many years and is Professor of Public Policy at the Australian National University.

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In the aftermath of the senseless terrorist attacks at its headquarter city of Brussels, the IIAS Family would like to express its thanks to all of those who have reached out to us. The IIAS team is safe and sound, but more importantly, we wish to send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and heartfelt thoughts to those who have been injured. We stand in solidarity with the government and people of Belgium.

03 Mar 2016

MED Becomes Euro-MENA

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EGPA and its partners are pleased to announce that, after 7 years of fruitful dialogue, th Euro-Mediterrannean Dialogue on Public Management has decided to expand its wing to cover a larger area : the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) Region and as such, MED is becoming Eure MENA. 

The Euro MENA Dialogues of Public Management are the continuation of the Euro-Mediterranean dialogues of Public Management, MED, that have been held from 2008 to 2014.  They come from the need to expand the reflection on public management from the Mediterranean to the Arab Region.  EGPA and MENAPAR signed a strategic agreement to co-organize the Euro MENA every two years, alternating between the regions.  The Euro MENA will hence alternate with the MENAPAR conference and will be very similar in format.

Through the presentation of scientific research and professional testimonials, debates will be organized around workshops, roundtables on different themes.

More information about Euro MENA


We are pleased to announce the coming launch of the e-journal:

Developments in Administration – The e-journal of IIAS, IASIA and regional groups.

Executive editors : Juraj Nemec, Michiel de Vries and Robert Fouchet

Periodicity : Bi-annual

The first issue will be published at the Spring 2016.

More information will follow soon!

As the year draws to a close, the Fundação Getulio Vargas, co-organisers of the 2015 IIAS International Congress, has just sent us a short video reflecting the overall atmosphere of our main event.

The Congress took place in Rio de Janeiro, from 22 to 26 June 2015.

Happy viewing


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In the aftermath of the senseless terrorist attacks in Paris, the IIAS Family would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and heartfelt thoughts to those who have been injured. We stand in solidarity with the government and people of France.

05 May 2015

Try IRAS for Free with SAGE

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SAGE, the Publishing house of our journal, the International Review of Administrative Sciences, is running a free trial to all titles in their Political Science, Public Administration & International Relations portfolio, including IRAS, as they do each year.  The trial lasts throughout the month of May and removes the paywall from all titles included in the trial.

It’s a unique opportunity for those who have not subscribed to try-out on of the top-rated journal in the fields as well as 50 other journals.

More info on :

ECOSOCIn 1947, IIAS has been recognized as a NGO with a consultative status vis-à-vis the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This status allows IIAS to have a voice in global debates, by participating in meetings, submitting oral and written statements, and networking with partner NGOs.

Interested NGOs can apply for a consultative status through this link by June 1st latest. The Committee on NGOs will evaluate the application. Rights and obligations of NGOs with a consultative status are defined in Resolution 96/31.

IIAS can share its own experience with interested NGOs through [email protected]

The IIAS participated this week to the work of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The President of IIAS, Mr. prof. Bouckaert and the IIAS Director General, Mr. Rolet Loretan, formed the delegation who actively participated in debates and establishes valuable contacts with the different partners of the Institute.

More about the 15th Session of CEPA on “Building Trust in Government”.


comparative-effectiveness-research-a-bright-future-for-patient-empowerment-The IIAS Study Group on “Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Governance”, in collaboration with the IIAS-Asian Group for  Public Administration conference organiser, proposes to organise papers and panels at the IIAS-AGPA Conference on the third sub-theme of the conference (Enhancing national integrity and public service quality), with a special focus on the use of analytical and managerial tools as well as governance design to enhance the integrity, public trust, and public service quality of the government.

Go to the call for paper

The Study Group on “Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Governance” is one of the study groups of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, the umbrella organization of different regional public administration associations, including the Asian Group for Public Administration ( The purpose of the study group is to examine the theories, practices, tools, and governance issues related to government performance and to compare the practices and reform strategies of different countries. The co-chairs of the study group are Alfred T. Ho (University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA), Meili Niu (Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China), and Andrew Podger (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).

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