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08 December 2014
2014 Global City Informatization Forum Co-organized by RCOCI

During 2014 Global City Informatization Forum co-organized by Regional Cooperation Office for City Informatization (RCOCI), participants from all around the world deeply discussed and actively brainstormed on the theme of “Smartness, Integration, Convergence”. We came up with a number of fantastic new concepts, ideas and approaches benefited from collective wisdom in terms of accelerating ICT innovation, deepening construction of smart cities, and informatizing a better life.

Please click here to view the brief conclusion report.

For more information about the forum, please click here
24 September 2014
Call for 2014 Top Ten Global Smart City Outstanding Cases

To promote the cooperation and communication about smart city among the international society, the Organizing Committee of Global City Informatization Forum (GCIF) launches the activity to select “2014 Top Ten Global Smart City Outstanding Cases”, which is co-organized by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai Smart City Construction Promotion Center, and the website www.people.com.cn. Please send the application materials to the Organizing Committee of GCIF before October 10, 2014 through email at houjiajia@sass.org.cn.

Click the links below for more information:
Announcement       Application Form      Preliminary Agenda
22 September 2014
10th Biennial Conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration (CAPAM)
  The 10th Biennial Conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration (CAPAM) will be held from October 19 – 21, 2014. This event which will be held in partnership with the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), will take place at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 

For more information and to register, please visit, http://events.capam.org/.
10 June 2014
Call for Manuscripts International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice
 

The Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana seeks submissions to its journal, the International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice. The journal has successfully published two issues, and seeks to publish manuscripts of interest to participants of the Regional Hub. The Regional Hub was established in 2013. The Hub was initiated through a joint project between the United Nations Development Programme and the Agency for Civil Service Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Hub has over 30 participating countries and 5 international organizations.

For more information click here.

24 January 2014
RCOCI Signed New Strategic Cooperation Agreement
On January 15, as backbones of RCOCI, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences signed strategic agreement for future profound cooperation. The two parts will co-organize 2014 Global City Informatization Forum held in November, and the new website for the Forum was launched.

For more information, please click here.
08 November 2013
Congratulations! News of United States Has Reached its 1000 Pieces Milestone!
As an important part in the whole UNPAN system, Public Administration News has undergone steady development and the news of United States has reached another milestone, with its 1000 pieces of publication on North America Region, RCOCI is hereby happy to announce.
  • Top 3 most "clicked" regions brought by PA news: Asia-Pacific, Africa, North America
  • Top 5 countries with the largest number of PA news: South Africa, China, United States, India, Australia
It should be noticed, compared with the statistics issued one year ago, the number of news of United States has a sharp rise, exceeding India and popping into the top 3 list. Meanwhile, Australia’s news amount also greatly goes up, replacing Japan on the top 5 list.

19 July 2013
UNPAN-AP Editorial Department Publishes Documents on e-Gov and ICT Development
As a powerful tool for economic and social development, ICT aims at bridging the digital divide and aiding economic development by fostering equitable access to modern communications technologies. Recently UNPAN-AP Editorial Department collects and compiles about 150 documents on this specific topic, covering fields such as e-Gov, e-Commerce, e-Society, e-Security, Internet and Informatization Development. Please click here to read more.
04 April 2013
UNPAN-AP Editorial Department Publishes Documents of the 5th World Forum on China Studies
To show the tribute to the successful completion of the 5th World Forum on China Studies, which was held on 23-24 March 2013 in Shanghai, China, with the theme of China’s Modernization: Road and Prospect, UNPAN-AP Editorial Department is authorized to select and publish in UNPAN the documents of the address at the opening ceremony and the keynote speeches. For details, please click here
Events
2015 EROPA Conference
Oct 17, 2015 to Oct 21, 2015
Shanghai Administration Institute, Shanghai, P.R. China

EROPA, Chinese Academy for Personnel Science, Shanghai Administration Institute
 
Documents
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, February 2015, Issue 159
An e-magazine with news about public administration, made up with the following main six catagories: policy&legislation; government systems&civil services; innovation, management&capacity buiding; socio-economic development&ICT; public finance; private sector.
18 March 2015
Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in India Under Economic Reform: A Survey
In this paper, the author focuses on a survey of some key features of India's Science, Technology and Innovation system (STI) that will enable us to examine the extent to which the official optimism with regard to these new policy shifts is justified and the extent to which they have been realized in practice over the nearly two decades since the initiation of reform. The author points, contra the received view, to a considerable gap between rhetoric and performance that in many ways indicates that the Indian STI system is still conditioned by the strengths and weaknesses of an earlier era. Given these weaknesses, the hope that the policy shifts of the reform era will to lead to a new era of widespread innovation and the emergence of a new knowledge superpower seem to be as yet in the far distance.
18 March 2015
 
News
Monetary Policy Prevented Collapse: OECD
The head of the OECD has credited a wave of loose monetary policy for preventing a global economic collapse, but warned it's now up to governments to lift growth and safeguard their economies. Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, made the comments in Tokyo where the 34-member club of rich nations was presenting its latest report on the Japanese economy. The world owes a "debt of gratitude to central bankers" for supplying easy money that brought the global economy back from the brink after the 2008 financial crisis, Gurria said. "They have done a great job. Without central bankers... we would be in a bigger problem," Gurria told reporters. "But the problem is now structural changes (that) are not in the hands of central banks. Education, innovation, more competition, better regulations... These have nothing to do with central banks," he added.
28 April 2015
Global Private Sector Participation in Water Market Report: Opportunities for Investment and Expertise
The global water industry is on the verge of significant structural change. Driven by the need to improve performance and changes in the financing environment, the clear lines between the public and private sector will become increasingly blurred over the next decade. It will create a flood of opportunity for both investors and water service companies. Private Sector Participation in Water documents these emerging opportunities both for those looking to deploy capital in the sector and those interested in new business models for selling their expertise into the sector. It lays out all the information you will need to develop a dynamically successful strategy to make the most of the new paradigm for water service delivery. This report represents a complete analysis of the current status of public private partnerships in water globally as well as a forecast of future activity based on in-depth analysis of current market drivers and restraints. It includes a comprehensive database of private water projects since 2000, as well as a full listing of future opportunities. Its publication is timed to coincide with a global turning point in the market, presenting readers with crucial insight into the emerging trends which will drive the success of their business in the decade to come.
28 April 2015
Can the Internet Be Saved Without Harming Democracy?
Citizens of the internet: here is some welcome news. Your downtrodden digital rights might be getting a well-overdue booster shot. But it comes with some warnings. This week in the Hague, a high-level group of 29 internet policymakers and influencers – including prominent ex-US and UK security and intelligence officials Michael Chertoff, Joseph Nye, Melissa Hathaway and David Omand – issued a clarion call for the protection and promotion of human rights online. Self-styled the Global Commission on Internet Governance, the group made this call as part of the broader objective of restoring trust and confidence in the internet. Championing our fundamental human rights to privacy and personal data protection, the commission affirmed the need for strong encryption and other privacy-enhancing technologies, while completely rejecting government “backdoors” on communications platforms – on the basis that digital communications “should be inherently considered private between the intended parties”.
28 April 2015
 
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