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   Educational Mobility Starts to Slow in Industrialised World, Says OECD
Source: www.oecd.org
Focus: Information Access, Government Portal, Citizens’ Service Delivery, E-Government
Summary: Access to education continues to expand worldwide but the socio-economic divisions between tertiary-educated adults and the rest of society are growing. Governments must do more to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to a good education early in life, according to a new OECD report.
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   G20 Faces Persistent Gaps in Employment and Job Quality
Source: www.oecd.org
Focus: Information Access, Government Portal, Citizens’ Service Delivery, E-Government
Summary: A large and persistent shortfall in the number and quality of the jobs being created in G20 countries is affecting prospects for re-igniting economic growth, according to a report prepared by the ILO, the OECD and the World Bank Group for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting taking place in Melbourne this week.
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   UN Internet Governance Forum Sees New Challengers, from Top Down and Bottom Up
Source: www.ip-watch.org
Focus: Information Access, Government Portal, Citizens’ Service Delivery, E-Government
Summary: The Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow in the end somehow reconnected the 9th Internet Governance Forum and the new Internet Ungovernance Forum held in Istanbul last week. The UN-led initiative is facing profound new challenges as the global split widens over the future of the internet.
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   Resolving Cross-Border Internet Policy Conflicts
Source: www.itif.org/
Focus: Information Access, Government Portal, Citizens’ Service Delivery, E-Government
Summary: Although the Internet is a global platform, increasingly countries want to pass domestic laws affecting how individuals and businesses can use it. In the past few months, the United Kingdom has taken steps to have ISPs block pornography by default; Spain is considering legislation that would tax news aggregation websites; Canada is enacting a new law to curtail spam; and Singapore has just passed ... Read More
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   Civil Rights Leaders Against Internet Freedom?
Source: thehill.com/blogs/
Focus: Information Access, Government Portal, Citizens’ Service Delivery, E-Government
Summary: In recent weeks, citizen reporting on the Internet illuminated the situation in Ferguson, Missouri in real time, unfiltered by media institutions or their parent companies.
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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 Sept. 25, 2014 through email at houjiajia@sass.org.cn.

Click the links below for more information:
Announcement       Application Form      Draft Agenda

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 Galilee International Management Institute
Country: Israel
Description: Based in beautiful northern Israel, the Galilee Institute is a leading public training institution, offering advanced leadership, management and capacity building seminars to professionals from more than 160 transitional and industrialised countries around the world. The institute enjoys a global reputation as a top management institute, and to date, more than 10,000 senior managers, administrators and planners have graduated from the international programmes at the institute. In addition to its regularly scheduled seminars, the institute also offers tailor-made training programmes, designed to meet the requirements of governments and other international organisations. All programmes are available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic, and other languages are available upon request.

Click here  to visit Galilee International Management Institute.

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 Approaches to Urban Slums a Multimedia Sourcebook on Adaptive and Proactive Strategies
Country: India
Description: This  source book  by Barjor Mehta & Arish Dastur (editors) from The World Bank on Approaches to Urban Slums  a Multimedia Sourcebook on Adaptive and Proactive Strategies brings together the growing and rich body of knowledge on the vital issue of improving the lives of existing slum dwellers, while simultaneously planning for new urban growth in a way which ensures future urban residents are not forced to live in slums. The sourcebook& rsquo s user-friendly multimedia approach and informal dialogue greatly increase the accessibility of the content, as well as the range of topics and information that are covered. Totaling over nine hours of modular viewing time, the sourcebook will be an essential resource for practitioners, policy makers, as well as students and academics. It contains the latest perspectives on the burning issues, and cutting edge approaches to dealing with the problems that afflict the living conditions of hundreds of millions of poor people. The sourcebook charts unfamiliar waters in two ways.

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 Strengthening Open Government: India Country Paper
Country: India
Description: This paper titled “Strengthening Open Government: India Country Paper” was presented at the 6th Multi-country Study Mission on Public Governance Conference between
26-28,October 2011/Seoul, Korea by Mohammad Taqiuddin, Deputy Executive Director and co- authored by Shabbeer Shaik, Programme Manager, Center for Good Governance, Hyderabad and paper deals with Open Government initiatives in India and goes beyond Right to information. It deals with initiatives in the area of transparency of Government actions ,the accessibility of government services and information and the responsiveness of Government to new ideas, demands and needs.


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 School of Management and Public Administration, The University of the South Pacific
Description:

Time of Establishment:

Present Director: Narendra Reddy

Brief Introduction: The USP (The University of the South Pacific) region covers thousands of islands, spread over 33 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean with 1.9 million people, hundreds of distinct cultures and many different languages. USP is a dual mode teaching institution and has 3 campuses and 14 centers, one in each of the member island nations. The Faculty of Business & Economics is one of the largest faculties of USP and the School of Management and Public Administration is one of the major schools in the faculty. The school prides itself on the quality and relevance of its educational programs and the support and opportunities it provides for students and other key stakeholders. The staff in the school provide learning opportunities of the highest standards, and through their experience & research, both academic and scholarly, ensure that teaching and learning materials are at the forefront of business education. The department is constantly rethinking programs and subject areas and has recently developed new learning opportunities in such areas as: International Marketing, Total Quality Management, Decision Making, Services Management, New Venture Creation and Management Applications and Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management for public servants in the South Pacific Region.

Curriculums: Management Applications, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Business Analysis, New Venture Creation, International Marketing, etc.

Address: School of Management and Public Administration, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific, Private Bag, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji.

Tel: (+679) 323 2137

Email: pratt_n(at)usp.ac.fj, nasedra_i(at)usp.ac.fj

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 Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo (Japan)
Country: Japan
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Time of Establishment: 2004

Present Director: Yoshitsugu Kanamoto

Brief Introduction: The University of Tokyo’s Graduate Schools for Law and Politics and Graduate School of Economics have co-established the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), which offers a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree. GraSPP aims to train students in planning, implementing and evaluating public policy, and to prepare students for careers public service.

Curriculums: Administrative Organization Law, Local Government Finance and Local Tax, Legislation Politics, Policy Analysis, Municipal Government & Administration, Public Management, Macroeconomics, etc.

Address: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN, MPP/IP Admissions Office

Tel: +81-3-5841-1349

Email: MPP/IP@pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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