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22 March 2006


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PUBLICATIONS


Innovations in Governance and Public Administration:  Replicating What Works

Innovations in Governance and Public Administration:

Replicating What Works



Following our International Experts Meeting on Methodologies for the Replication of Best Practices and Innovation in Governance and Public Administration” held in Tunis in June 2005, this publication has been issued by the United Nations Division for Public Administration and Development Management.

This publication sheds light on the many challenges and opportunities of innovations in governance as a development tool. What is innovation in governance? Why should governments innovate? What helps and hampers innovation? What makes an innovation in governance transferable? What capacities are needed at the national and local levels to adapt and use innovations? What steps would governments need to take to adapt innovations and successful practices? The publication aims to answer these questions. It provides key ideas and useful tools to transfer and adapt successful practices and innovations in governance and public administration. The authors believe that international development efforts can significantly benefit from knowledge-sharing, particularly in the case of innovations. By providing governments with a menu of innovations and tools to adapt to their own context, the international community can play a critical role in promoting good governance. Although innovations in government are often circumscribed in scope, they have the potential to trigger a larger process of transformation of the State and lead to the creation of new democratic spaces.

The publication is available on-line at:

http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/UN/UNPAN021963.pdf

If you wish to receive a hard copy of this publication, please e-mail us. It will be available in printed form by April 06.


UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS


Governance in the Mediterranean Region:

Challenges and Priorities in Reforming Public Administration

 


The InnovMed Team is finalizing two other major publications which have resulted from our previous meetings and activities. They will both be available on-line in late spring and in printed form thereafter. The publication on Governance in the Mediterranean Region is the result of contributions of over 45 national and international experts and it is unique in its kind since it describes the institutional, economic and social context of each country of the Mediterranean region and analyzes the challenges and priorities in reforming public administration at the national and regional levels.

Formez has provided support to UNDESA through the UNPAN regional Centre on Administrative Innovation in the Mediterranean Region – C.A.I.MED. ( http://www.caimed.org ) in the finalization of the first part of the publication.

This publication will be issued by UNDESA in April/May 2006.


Innovations in Governance and Public Administration in the Mediterranean Region


Innovations in Governance and Public Administration in the Mediterranean Region
includes innovations in governance that have taken place in each country of the region and those that won the United Nations Public Service Awards.

This publication will be issued by UNDESA in May 2006.

BROCHURE OF THE INNOVMED PROJECT


BROCHURE OF THE INNOVMED PROJECT



A new brochure has been issued and is available both on-line and in printed form. Please take a look at our new brochure and let us know if you would like to receive copies of it. The Brochure’s link is:

http://www.unpan.org/innovmed//documents/innovmedbrochure.pdf


UPCOMING MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES


Tunisia Meeting 2005

Regional Forum on Reinventing Government in the Arab region:

Enhancing Innovations in Public Administration

Dubai , UAE 25-27 April 2006

 

The Division of Public Administration and Development Management (UNDESA), the UNDP Programme on Governance in the Arab States (UNDP-POGAR) and the Dubai School of Government (DSG) sponsor the Second Regional Forum on Reinventing Government in the Arab States. The results will be presented at the 7 th Global Forum to be held in Vienna, Austria. The InnovMed Programme’s activities and lessons learned will be presented during the Panel on Innovation in Public Administration. This meeting is intended for high level government officials of the region who will discuss and share experiences on the following themes:

  • Innovation in Public Administration.
  • Managing the Policy Process.
  • Decentralized Governance.
  • Enhancing integrity, transparency and accountability in public agencies.

 


International Expert Meeting on

“Ethics, Integrity, and Accountability in the Public Sector :

Re-Building Trust In Government Through Implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption”

University of Ljubljana , Slovenia
9–13 May 2006


About 20 experts on ethics and integrity will take part in this event which aims at discussing and agreeing on how to ensure effective implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption as one of the ways of rebuilding public trust in government. The materials gathered during the AEGM will be further analyzed and formulated into elaborate tools that can support the design of various systems and institutional capacity building mechanism for effective anti-corruption including the implementation of the United Nations Convention against corruption.

 


Technical Meeting on the Launch of the Network of Innovators in Governance in the Mediterranean Region


Marseille, France

June 2006


The Meeting and launch of the Network of Innovators in Governance in the Mediterranean Region is one of the activities of the Programme for Innovation in Public Administration in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. This Meeting is held in collaboration with Formez, through CAIMED, and the MENA Knowledge Network Agency (KNA), which is the regional office of the World Bank Institute located in Marseille, France, and aims to build capacity for knowledge sharing and learning in the MENA region (http://www.worldbank.org/knamena).

The purpose of the Meeting is to discuss and decide on the functioning of the Network, including its mission, composition, operational modalities, funding, sustainability, etc. The Network will be organized into thematic networks since these have the advantage of linking resources, knowledge and capacity in specific areas of governance, thus maximizing the impact of sub-networks.

YOUR FEED-BACK ON OUR FUTURE ACTIVITIES


Launch of the Network of Innovators in Governance in the Mediterranean Region


If you have any concrete suggestions of whom should be part of the Network, how it should operate and what its main purpose should be, please e-mail us. We would really appreciate your inputs on this topic since the Network is intended as an instrument at the service of governments in the region who wish to introduce innovations in their public administration systems. Your comments would be included in a background paper for the Meeting of the Network to be held in Marseille.


Pilot Projects

Pilot Projects


We are in the process of initiating the phase of pilot projects which implies assisting and facilitating the transfer of innovations for those countries that are interested in replicating and adapting innovative processes and practices in governance and public administration. Some countries, including Tunisia, have already officially expressed their interest in replicating innovations in their own public administration system. UNDESA, together with Formez, will organize in 2006 a meeting in Rome to launch the phase of pilot projects in the region.

In order to effectively respond to the needs of countries in the region in terms of innovations, UNDESA will send out a questionnaire to government officials in the region to assess what innovations in the field of public administration they are most interested in.

Your suggestions or comments on what type of innovations you would like us to present at our next meetings in the areas of human resources; public service delivery; e-government (for example, e-procurement; integrated public services or one-stop shops; innovation index; e-business registration; etc) and others are most welcome and will certainly enrich the process and outcome of the pilot projects.


Future Events

Future Events



Please let us know if you have any other suggestions for future events that we could organize related to innovation in public administration. While we cannot promise that we will be able to implement all the ideas, we will certainly take stock of them for our future activities.

Thank you!

 

CONTACT INFORMATION


Mr. Guido Bertucci, Director, Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

United Nations Website


Ms. Adriana Alberti , Chief Technical Adviser
Programme on Innovation in Public Administration in the Euro-Mediterranean Region Governance and Public Administration Branch Division for Public Administration and Development Management United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Email: alberti@un.org

Ms. Laila Fala , Governance Specialist
Programme on Innovation in Public Administration in the Euro-Mediterranean Region Governance and Public Administration Branch Division for Public Administration and Development Management United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Email: falal@un.org

 


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