PA News: 09/03/2016

Poverty Alleviation

Lutte contre la pauvreté : coût social ou investissement ?France: Fight against poverty: social cost or investment? (Lutte contre la pauvreté : coût social ou investissement ?)

March 10: This session aims to extend the reflections of the inaugural meeting at France Strategie on 26 January. On poverty, the interest in the definition and implementation of a social investment strategy in France can be summarised to three specific items. The first relates to the social effects of economic, social and institutional transformations experienced by developed societies for three decades. The second is the necessary correction of the social protection activation strategy driven under various conditions in many countries. The last one is redefining the fight against poverty in a context characterised by a standstill of the drop of poverty level  this decade, the concentration of unemployment and dependence on welfare benefits in the most deprived urban environments, the strong limitations of workfare strategy initiated with the Active Solidarity income.

Cooperation and Development

Eurobarometer: majority of Europeans positive about cooperation and development

European citizens view development aid more favourably now than at any time in the past 6 years, according to a recent survey. “Nearly three quarters of respondents (73%) agree that development assistance is an effective way to fight against irregular migration, while 80% of Europeans believe that development is in the EU’s own interest”, according to the barometer survey, the results of which were presented on Monday 29 February 2016 by EU Commissioner Neven Mimica, responsible for international cooperation and development.

Emergency Management

Emergency Management: Reflecting on Best Practices | PA TIMES Online

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization.

By Sunday Akin Olukoju

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, “one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded struck off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a tsunami that swept away entire communities around the Indian Ocean. About 228,000 people were killed as a result of the 9.1 magnitude quake and the giant waves that slammed into coastlines on Dec. 26, 2004.” However, the report concluded that, “Despite there being several hours between the earthquake and the impact of the tsunami, nearly all the victims were taken completely by surprise.”

Regional Integration

Latin America : Marco Aurelio Garcia: “Integration projects assume countries know that it is not enough for one or two of them to win. It has to be a joint process where everyone wins”

Brazil government’s foreign policy adviser and Enrique Garcia, executive president of CAF – development bank of Latin America, discussed the challenges of regional integration on”Conversando con CAF,”as well as the importance of unifying efforts in this regard, to be inserted in today’s globalized world.

Urban Policies

Latin American challenges to have more inclusive cities in the next 20 years

The construction of the new urban agenda, which will be defined in the United Nations Habitat III Conference, must include territorial expansion strategies, socio-environmental rights, and the economy, among others

Latin America is the most urbanized developing region in the planet. It has four of the 20 cities with more than 10 million inhabitants, and 55 of the 414 cities with more than one million inhabitants. In these 55 cities, there are 183 million people, representing one third of Latin America’s total inhabitants.

PA in times of Crisis

Lutte contre la pauvreté : coût social ou investissement ?Australia: How to survive and thrive under a public sector hiring freeze

External recruitment freezes have become a harsh reality of life for Australian public servants as governments seek to contain wages and make savings, but is it possible to turn a no-hire zone into something positive?

The usual rules are that when a freeze is on, jobs can only be filled internally, although there are often exemptions such as some frontline staff, fixed-term positions linked to specific projects and critical or revenue-raising positions that cannot be filled internally.

Public-Private Partnership

Switzerland, Publication : The delegation of state activities to the private sector (La délégation d’activités étatiques au secteur privé)

The State now relies on the private sector to deploy the many activities that are his and that following multiple forms: as a customer or partner, through collaborations or in common structures (mixed economy companies ) or in the model of privatisation. The 18th Administrative Law Day, held in Lausanne February 10, 2015, had chosen the theme of a particular form of this collaboration that is common today: the Delegation of state activities to the private sector. It involves a transfer – partial – of State liability to the beneficiary of the delegation, for a set of specific activities; such is the case, for example for those performed by a health insurance company in the field of social insurance, an interprofessional association invested with vocational training tasks or the concessionaire of a public transport line.

Sustainable Governance

Lutte contre la pauvreté : coût social ou investissement ?AAPAM calls for environment friendly manufacturing practices

ThE African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) has advised countries with intentions of creating multi-facility economic zones to put in place effective monitoring and regulatory measures that will help protect the environment from bad manufacturing practices.
AAPAM is an international professional organisation that promotes best practice, excellence and professionalism in public administration and management in Africa through research and publications, among others.

Food Safety

Public administration | Tavares says food safety will be one of IACM’s prioritiesLutte contre la pauvreté : coût social ou investissement ?

Food safety related issues, namely the strengthening of the inspection and monitoring of “take-away” food sellers operating without licenses, will be one of the major priorities of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), said the new president of the bureau’s administrative committee, José Tavares, on the sidelines of his swearing-in ceremony, held yesterday afternoon at the government’s headquarters.

Award

Prix d’excellence 2016 (Prix d’excellence 2016)

L’Institut d’administration publique de Québec a donné le coup d’envoi des Prix d’excellence de l’administration publique du Québec 2016 lors d’un événement qui s’est tenu hier à l’Observatoire de la Capitale nationale.

« Les Prix d’excellence mettent en valeur des réalisations dans lesquelles s’expriment tout le savoir-faire et l’engagement des personnes qui travaillent dans l’administration publique. Nous invitions les personnes qui ont réalisé un projet remarquable à déposer une candidature. Ces gens doivent être fiers de leurs accomplissements et nous souhaitons les mettre en lumière! », a affirmé la présidente de l’IAPQ, madame Lucie Robitaille.