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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
12 March 2013
Call for Papers: Second AMEPPA and SESAME Conference

The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) and ASPA's Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME) is pleased to announce the convening of its Second Conference on November 14 and 15, 2013, at Atilim University in Ankara, Turkey. The conference is also the Second Global Conference on Public Policy and Administration on the Middle East.

We are asking scholars both in the Middle East and around the world to participate in this important conference and be part of a scholarly movement dedicated to public service and public interest in the Middle East. Professionals and academics from all countries and territories and of all nationalities are welcome to participate as presenters (upon acceptance of an abstract or panel) and as conference attendees.

For more information, please click here.
Events
 
Documents
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, September 2014, Issue 154
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.
16 October 2014
ICT, Innovation and Public Management: Governance, Models & Alternatives for e-Government Infrastructures
The aim of this paper is to highlight the potential reforms either needed for, or as a consequence of, the various innovations introduced to public management by e-government, to critically evaluate the dominant models underpinning the development of electronic services associated with such reforms, and ultimately to present an alternative approach - an alternative problematisation - one appropriate for the conceptualization of information infrastructures that serve the goals of governance.
07 October 2014
 
News
South Africa: Cape Town Boosts SA Consumer Confidence
South African consumer confidence has improved for the second half of 2014 – largely due to Cape Town’s positive outlook. This is according to the latest MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence released today. With a score of 58.7, a slight improvement of 2.4 points compared to last year’s score of 56.3, the Index currently describes consumer confidence as “neutral-positive”. Now in its 11th year in South Africa, the MasterCard Index of Consumer is based on a forward-looking survey which measures consumer sentiment and expectations of the country’s performance using five economic indicators: economy; employment; stock market; regular income; and quality of life.
30 October 2014
Africa: ITU, UN Women Celebrate the Power of Technology to Transform Women's Lives Everywhere
Seven outstanding individuals and organizations leading pioneering projects and advocacy linked to harnessing the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to boost gender empowerment were honoured this morning as recipients of the first-ever GEM-TECH Awards.
30 October 2014
South Africa: Over 9 000 Jobs Created through Business Process Outsourcing
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has beaten its target of creating 6 000 jobs in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, as more than 9 000 people have been employed by the industry so far this year. The sector's umbrella body, Business Process enabling SA (BPeSA), expects the entire industry will have added 30 000 new jobs by 2016. The BPO industry employs more than 40 000 people, of which approximately 11 500 are as a result of foreign direct investment, according to the 2014 BPeSA Key Indicator Report. The DTI notes in the Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure that the creation of an additional 3 181 jobs was because it received more applications than expected for BPO centres.
29 October 2014
 
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