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ICAPA was requested to carry out an accreditation of the Master’s degree programs in public administration and public policy at the American University in Cairo.

The site visit to the University was carried out from March 29 – April 1, 2017. We are pleased to announce that a full accreditation for a period of 6 years has been granted to the programs of Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy of the American University in Cairo.

It is our pleasure to announce that Ms. Nathalie Loiseau has been appointed to the position of Minister attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of European Affairs.  

She is joining the French government of President Emmanuel Macron after the reshuffle following the legislative elections.

Ms. Loiseau has been the Director of ENA (Ecole nationale d’administration) since October 2012 and was member of the IASIA Board of Management during the 2013-2016 term. She was also the Keynote Speaker at the IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress last year in Chengdu. 

The IIAS/IASIA family is proud to have been working with Ms. Loiseau and wishes her the best in her new responsibilities.

 

 

OECD-IOM-UNDESA International Forum on Migration Statistics 15-16 January 2018, Paris

Call for papers & parallel sessions

The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS-2018)

The IFMS-2018 aims to mobilise expertise from a wide range of disciplines – such as statistics, economics, demography, sociology, geospatial science, and information technology – that can contribute to improve global understanding of the migration phenomenon. It will explore innovative ways to measure population mobility and generate timely statistics and aims to create synergies between different actors and perspectives, with representatives from ‘origin’, ‘transit’ and ‘host’ countries of migrants. The Forum will also provide a unique opportunity for policy-makers to get in direct contact with migration data experts and to use their expertise to feed policy evaluations and identify best policy options.

The Forum will be organized around the following five themes: (i) Migration measurement (concepts, definitions, disaggregation by migratory status, etc), (ii) Innovation and synthesis of data sources (new sources and approaches to migration data collection, the needs for real-time data, etc.), (iii) Understanding migration through data (gap in migration statistics, data to address policy concern, etc, (iv) Cooperation and data governance (e.g. stakeholder coordination, data sharing/exchange, etc), and (v) Capacity building (e.g. strategies to enhance institutional capacity, data literacy, use of statistics, etc).

Specific topics and applications could include inter alia (i) global, regional or national monitoring of migration flows and stocks, (ii) identification of migrants’ characteristics or behaviours, (iii) analysis of public opinion on migration, (iv) evaluation of the economic and social impact of migration and remittances in origin, transit or destination countries, (iv) the measurement of integration and well-being outcomes of immigrants and their children or (v) measurement of SDG indicators related to migration and migrants and contribution to the Global Compact on Migration.

Deadline for submission: 30 June 2017
Contact : [email protected]

Download the full call for papers

During its 16th session, held on 24-28 April 2017, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UN CEPA) emphasized the critical role of governments and public institutions for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Its final report underscores the importance of

  • leadership;
  • people’s trust in government, to be strengthened by fighting corruption, ensuring a merit-based civil service, and showing the impact of public service on citizens’ life;
  • strong local governments, with responsibilities and commensurate resources and capacities;
  • mobilizing civil servants for the SDGs.

It further recognized that context-specific improvements may be needed and is developing principles of effective governance for the SDGs to take stock thereof.

As a NGO with general consultative status vis-à-vis the UN Economic and Social Council, the IIAS is contributing to the UN CEPA and the SDGs. In its statement submitted to the 16th UN CEPA session, it reported the main lessons learned at the 2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress, held in Chengdu, China on 20-23 September on the theme of “Building Capacities for Sustainable Governance”:

  • the SDGs show the way to the humanity;
  • governance is an enabler of all SDGs;
  • implementing the SDGs will require a paradigm shift towards sustainable governance, involving interdisciplinarity, multi-level governance and participative governance;
  • factors enabling sustainable governance include: complex and systemic thinking, committed and enabling leadership, innovation and experimentation and trust;
  • local governments are best positioned to realize sustainable governance;
  • barriers to sustainable governance need to be overcome

The full Congress report is available here.

This 6 June, we had the pleasure to welcome at the IIAS new headquarter our colleague, Mr. César Rojas Alfonzo, Executive Secretary of the Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA), the IIAS regional entity.

Aside from paying the Institute a visit, César was here to debrief the IIAS Congress in Aix-en-Provence where he represented LAGPA President,  Prof. Edgar Varela Barrios, but also to discuss next year’s planned Joint Conference with the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).

More information about this future event will follow in the coming weeks. 

An opportunity to contribute. Preparations for the 2017 edition of the World Public Sector Report 2017 (WPSR) are now underway. This call for contributions invites experts, scientists and researchers to contribute to the report highlighting issues, research findings or solutions. All contributions and briefs that meet the requirements of this call will be posted on the website of the 2017 WPSR, and their content will inform relevant chapters of the Report.

The report is called the World Public Sector Report, and it is published by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management  of UN DESA. they hope to publish the next edition in December 2017. The report will examine how governments, public institutions and public administration can foster integrated approaches to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The first part of the report will examine integration and its implications for the public sector through three complementary lenses: (1) horizontal integration; (2) vertical integration; and (3) engagement of all stakeholders.

The second part of the report will examine three issues more in depth: integrated approaches to international migrations; integrated approaches to health; and integration in post-conflict situations. These themes will be analysed through the lens of challenges and opportunities for public institutions, and address three dimensions of horizontal integration, vertical integration and civil society engagement.

All chapters will draw on national experiences.

Deadline for submissions is 30 August 2017

More information on : https://publicadministration.un.org/en/Research/World-Public-Sector-Reports/WPSR2017-Call-for-contributions


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