The World Observatory of Teaching in Public Affairs, as stated on their website:
The quality of the modes of governance adopted by countries and regions of the world correlates significantly with the way education shapes the behavior of those in charge of public affairs – be they public servants, company directors or civil society leaders.
The World Observatory of Teaching in Public Affairs (WOTPA) was created in order to address these issues. Launched in 2005 by the Institute for research and debate on governance (IRG, Paris), the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation (FPH, Paris, Lausanne) and the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP, Lausanne), it is supported today as well by Sciences Po (Master of Public Affairs, Paris) and by CIGI (The Center for Innovative Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada).
It gives the visitor a comprehensive and global look on the different instutions providing training in public administration and what kind of programme they provide.
A database of essays, comparative studies and proposals is also being developped.