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30 April 2015
Call for Papers: 2015 EROPA Conference

Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) will hold its 2015 Annual Conference in Shanghai, China from October 17-21, 2015. The Organizing Committee cordially invites professionals, academics and practitioners, PhD students and young researchers in public administration in the eastern region and beyond to participate in the conference and make presentations.

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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.
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
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, July 2015, Issue 164
This e-magazine includes six categories: Policy&Legislation; Civil Services; Innovation&Capacity Building; ICT&Economic Development; Public Finance; Private Sector.
20 August 2015
Aide Memoire: Capacity Development Workshop on Open Government Data Project in Bangladesh
Aide Memoire for the national Capacity Development Workshop on Open Government Data . Gap Assessment and Strategic Planning to be held in Dhaka Bangladesh, 23 - 25 August 2015 .
20 August 2015
India: DIPP Becomes First Govt Department to Have Cashless Transactions
With the implementation of an electronic payment system, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has become the first government department to have 100 percent cashless transcations. “DIPP emerges as the first Department of GOI (Government of India) to implement the system of 100 per cent receipt and payments in an electronic/cashless manner,” the department informed via twitter. The move, which is part of the government’s efforts to encourage use of plastic money, would help in improving ease of doing business in the country. Currently, India is ranked 142nd among 189 nations in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2015 study.
01 September 2015
India: Smart Transportation for Smart Cities
A Smart City cannot be complete without proper implementation of smart transportation, because it is going to be the lifeline of these high-tech cities. Whether you talk about a western model or look at the Smart Cities notion, it is in the context of the concepts which are already being implemented or are under implementation in India. Already, we see Metro lines, which are working well here. In addition, we have certain concepts like Intelligence Traffic Management System, which is in place. Then, we are also looking out at GIS tracking. These days, many transportation vehicles, including DTC, are seriously contemplating and the government is also coming up with various regulations in this respect.
01 September 2015
India: Govt Launches Online LPG Connection Scheme ‘SAHAJ’
DBT on LPGIn line with Digital India Vision, the government launched online LPG connection scheme SAHAJ.The customers now can register for new LPG connections and make payments online online through the portal – mylpg.in.The scheme was launched by Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.“The vision of Digital India is to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy and ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically,” Pradhan said.Pradhan said that the initiatives taken by Petroleum Ministry in the last seven months have enhanced coverage of LPG and extended better services to customers. The ever-growing expansion of PAHAL, a scheme aimed to improve the subsidy administration of LPG across the country, has ensured smooth transfer of subsidy on LPG cylinder directly to the customers’ bank accounts.
01 September 2015
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