PA News – 28/10/2015

Local Governance

Tableau de bord des services publics numériques – Édition 2015Think global, act local

CLGF Secretary-General Carl Wright moderated a high level discussion on Cooperating to advance the new post-2015 development agenda: challenges and opportunities for local economic development (LED) at the 3rd World Forum on LED in Turin on 16 October which allowed him to highlight the key role local and regional government will play in not only LED but also in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave the keynote address at this session where he highlighted the key role of local government in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“So while we focus on global agreements, we have to realise that local environments are central to success. That is why it is so important for these global goals to be advanced in cities, regions and territories” he said. CLGF Board member Cllr Mpho Moruakgomo delivered the vote of thanks to the UN Secretary-General.

EIPA-lgWinter School on Administrative Decentralisation for Good Local Governance: Innovations and Best Practices

Target group
This Winter School is open to all civil servants from the old and new Member States as well as candidate and potential candidate countries working in the field of public administration reform, EU membership preparation, good local governance, decentralisation and other related topics. People from regional and local government associations, as well as non-governmental organisations are equally welcome.

Description
Better adaptation to EU legislation requires an overall institutional and legal framework that supports the required decentralisation process. Old and new Member States and candidate countries seek to improve the overall coordination and monitoring of this process, and to ensure strong administrative capacity of public servants at lower levels. The EU enlargement process has put pressure on many states to gradually devolve and increase the administrative and fiscal capacity of sub-national governments. Successful integration depends on the application of EU legislation at all levels of government. High degrees of well-managed decentralisation is also positively linked to democratisation, to better EU compliance and to a more efficient absorption of EU funds. In this context, exchange of knowledge and experiences, institutional exposure to the work of regional and local representative entities, study visits, as well as comparative analysis, all become essential. In order to better grasp the idea of decentralisation and acquire the necessary skills to reform public administrations, this Winter School brings together the actors from old and new Member States and candidate countries to provide expertise and experiences in areas such as division of responsibilities between different levels of government, mechanisms to enhance accountability of those in all levels of government, models of decentralisation, management of the civil service, integrity, lobby and European positioning.

Tableau de bord des services publics numériques – Édition 2015Governing (cantonal administration) in the times of New Public Manegement

By Christophe Koller

Under pressure, new public management methods have become widespread in the townships, according to a North-East South-West axis.

The cantonal executive are subject to a large annual volume of work in constant growth. We have attempted to estimate the volume number of sessions (1108 for the 26 executives), in number of decisions (51’733) and in number of appeals on state councils decisions (2979) in 2008. The indicator shows a wide variation in the intensity of the cantonal executive activities, indicating differentiated practices in terms of governance, initially linked to the specificities of each canton (eg cross-border collaboration for Basel City, Geneva, St. Gallen and Ticino). With a sum of 27’189 treated articles, decisions and appeals, Geneva dominates the other cantons but the Ticino executive also stands with a record of 77 annual sessions, while the executives of the 26 cantons meet on average 43 times. The appeals on decisions of the State Council are particularly numerous in Ticino (1584), in Valais (675) as well as Zurich (180), Schaffhausen (126) and Basel-Land (112).

Innovation

Tableau de bord des services publics numériques – Édition 2015Dashboard of digital public services – 2015 Edition

For the second consecutive year, the General Secretariat for the modernization of public action (SGMAP) publishes the dashboard of digital public services. This tool allows to follow year after year, the perception that the French have of the dematerialized administrative procedures, and the change in their utilization rate compared to other channels. The 2015 edition shows a very high satisfaction towards individual dematerialized approaches, more and more used: 20 steps of 27 recorded a rise in the share of digital. >> Learn more about the development of the scoreboard

Public Administration Reform

Nigeria: Public Administration Reform and Strategic Plan for Nigeria (I)

Introduction

Nigeria is going through interesting times. With the election of President Muhammadu Buhari and assumption of office in May 2015, the discourse and expectations in governance has changed completely. Everything now revolves around the expectation and operationalization of the concept of change especially as the governing party; the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigned on the banner of change.

Change and public administration reform

One area where the expectation of this change is pivotal and will be most visible is in Public Administration. This is because it is through Public Administration that government can manage its activities effectively and efficiently and deliver services to citizens. But in Nigeria, there are huge challenges with public administration. The cost of governance is very high with the federal government spending over 70 percent of its total budget on recurrent expenditure.

Governance for Sustainable Development

Ethiopia : National Public Administration Conference

“Governance for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia”

In Collaboration with Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA)

In the framework of the project of academic cooperation to development entitled “Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Support Public Administration and Development Management Programs at Ambo University”, Ambo University and KU Leuven Public Governance Institute (Belgium) organize on 21 September 2015 an Ethiopian public administration conference on the theme “Governance for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia”. The Conference is hosted by the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA) in Addis Ababa (P. O. box 5674).

Coordinators : Dr. Steve Troupin, KU Leuven (Belgium) steve.troupin@soc.kuleuven.be

Conference Theme

The 2015 is an important milestone in terms of development.

At the international level, the Sustainable Development Goals will follow up on the Millennium Development Goals. At the national level, it marks the completion of the four cycles of developmental plans, from the Agricultural Development Led-Industrialization (ADLI), through Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Programme (SDPRP), Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty (PASDEP) and the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP).

With an eye on the upcoming cycle, the Conference aims at tacking stock of developmental policies in Ethiopia from a public administration perspective.

Tableau de bord des services publics numériques – Édition 2015PUBLIC GOVERNANCE MAKES INCLUSIVE GROWTH HAPPEN!

In many countries inequality is growing as the benefits of economic growth go to the richest members of society. Inclusive Growth is all about changing the rules so that more people can contribute to and benefit from economic growth.

In many countries inequality is growing as the benefits of economic growth go to the richest members of society. Inclusive Growth is all about changing the rules so that more people can contribute to and benefit from economic growth.

Governance – the way that governments do their jobs – can make the difference as to whether growth benefits everyone, or just a few.