PA News – 18/11/2015


SAAPAM 16th Annual Conference

The South African Association of Public Administration and Management is orgasing its 16th Annual Conference in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare, on May 2-6, 2016. The theme will be “Sustaining the Gains of Good Governance: Eradicating Poverty, Innequality& Unemployment (+plus) Corruption: Local and Global Perpectives.

Governance Matters: How is it working for Canadians?

Good governance matters and our public sector governance process has fallen short over several parliaments. To help reinvigorate and rebalance our system of governance, the Public Policy Forum, together with a panel of eminent Canadians, is making bold recommendations in a new report, Time for a Reboot: Nine Ways to Restore Trust in Canada’s Public Institutions.

The report addresses a defining characteristic of modern federal and provincial governments in Canada: an extraordinary centralization of authority.

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Sustainable Governance

Centre d\'actualités de l\'ONU - Crise des réfugiés : Ban Ki-moon appelle l\'Europe à trouver des solutions collectives et humainesBelarus’ Public Administration Academy, UNDP ink memorandum of understanding

MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) – A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus and the United Nations Development Program on 20 November. The document was signed by the Academy’s Rector Marat Zhilinsky and UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha during the international conference held to discuss the role of the civil service in implementing sustainable development goals, BelTA has learned.


USA : Beyond Distrust: How Americans View Their Government | Pew Research Center

Broad criticism, but positive performance ratings in many areas

A year ahead of the presidential election, the American public is deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation’s elected leaders in a way that has become quite familiar.

Currently, just 19% say they can trust the government always or most of the time,among the lowest levels in the past half-century. Only 20% would describe government programs as being well-run. And elected officials are held in such low regard that 55% of the public says “ordinary Americans” would do a better job of solving national problems.

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Revised EU Neighbourhood Policy must focus on security and migration, say MEPs

MEPs called on Wednesday for more focus on migration and security and more flexibility in the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), after foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and neighbourhood policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn presented their proposals for a new ENP to the foreign affairs committee.

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Human Ressource

Centre d\'actualités de l\'ONU - Crise des réfugiés : Ban Ki-moon appelle l\'Europe à trouver des solutions collectives et humainesSuisse : Le manager RH n’est pas un magicien

Nos attentes à l’encontre des managers RH sont souvent trop élevées: leurs compétences s’étendraient à tous les domaines où intervient le travail humain. Mais un aperçu des compétences réelles en RH nous renvoie très vite à la réalité. Certes, les managers RH interviennent avec aisance lorsqu’il s’agit d’attirer et de recruter, de positionner une candidature dans la hiérarchie salariale, de sélectionner les personnes et les formations correspondantes, de créer des systèmes d’évaluation, de temps de travail, d’incitation et de carrière ainsi que de traiter les processus de séparation entre employeur et employé (cf. Thom/Ritz 2013).

Gender Equality

Centre d\'actualités de l\'ONU - Crise des réfugiés : Ban Ki-moon appelle l\'Europe à trouver des solutions collectives et humaines

Regional Conference: Linking boys to achieving gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean Costa Rica 23-25 November 2015

Regional Conference aimed at establishing a basis for providing recommendations on how to address the issue of masculinity in order to develop foundations for a program of long-term research on the subject. The broader objective of the conference is to link men and boys in promoting gender equality, which requires  to first know the foundation laid by the existing programs and initiatives in the region about masculinity and good practices which can be shared and replicated, thus creating  South-South cooperation. Specialists from across the region will participate. This activity is linked to the objective of sustainable development 5: Achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.


governing-peaceGovernance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract

Based upon an extensive stocktaking of UNDP’s experience in crisis affected contexts, Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract provides insights on new approaches to governance promotion, analysis and programming adapted to the 21st century challenges of fragility. Relying on interviews with policy makers, partners and programme staff this publication draws attention to innovative and promising practices in governance and highlights the importance of ensuring approaches based upon rebuilding social contracts and consolidating peacebuilding gains.

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EPSA 2015 winners address labour market integration, youth protection and urban environment and health

Three ground-breaking initiatives addressing labour market integration, youth protection and urban environment and health were awarded in Maastricht during the EPSA 2015 Award ceremony.

During a well-attended and entertaining award ceremony which took place on Wednesday the 18th of November at the Provincial Government House in Maastricht, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) presented the European Public Sector Awards 2015 to the 3 winning projects, respectively in the European/National/Regional, Supra-Local/Local and Cross-cutting category (a project drawn from the two administrative categories demonstrating an exceptional cross-administrative, cross-sectoral or cross-border dimension).