IIAS Statement at the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration

Key Lessons from Research on Trust in Public Administration: Contribution of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences to the 14th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration

Geert Bouckaert, President & Rolet Loretan, Director General

CEPA-2015

Introduction

With this statement, the International Institute of Administrative Sciences aims at sharing some key lessons of its scientific work onto the theme of trust in public administration.
Its third Study Group, chaired by Soonhee Kim (Syracuse University, USA, America), Masao Kikuchi (Meiji University, Japan, Asia), and Steven Van De Walle and Sebastian Jilke (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Europe), is indeed devoted to the theme of Trust and Public Attitudes.
Moreover, IIAS is devoting its 2015 Congress, to the theme of Trust in Public Administration. This Congress will be hosted by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in Rio,Brazil, on June 22-26. Marco Meneguzzo (Università della Svizzera Italiana) acts as its General Rapporteur.

This statement is structured in three parts. Firstly, conceptual issues are addressed.
Secondly, it is examined whether trust is desirable in public administration. Finally, some focal points of trust-improving policies are emphasized.

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