At the end of last year, the IIAS Knowledge Portal team has reflected on the best way to provide for meaningful, accurate, and up-to-date resources for anyone interested in public administration issues. One of the main tool was our “PA News” Section which was divided into several countries. It gave us a wide range of topics to inform on, but after reflecting on it, it appeared that, although informative, a more in-depth approach would suit better with the goals of the Knowledge Portal.
For the past few years, Focus Themes have been the core of the KP and it was decided to build upon it and enrich it with news. With this new approach, the Portal intend on building a solid knowledge base on the hottest topic in the administrative sciences and the public administration sector.
The first “Focus” to receive this treatment is “Innovation in the Public Sector”. To put this theme into perspective, we have interviewed two specialist in innovation: an academic (Prof. Victor Bekkers from the Erasmus University Rotterdam) and a practitioner (Ms Françoise Waintrop, French General Secretariat of the Modernisation of Public Action). We have also selected some relevant news items from different corners of the world.
We hope that you will find this new direction of the IIAS Knowledge Portal, a significant added value and do not hesitate to send us suggestions to make this KP better or information which you would like to share.
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