The Pierre De Celles Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper presented at the IASIA Annual Conference. It is named in honour of former IASIA Vice-President (North America), Pierre De Celles.
Each year, the Working Groups’ Chairs and Project Directors forward the best papers presented in their respective Working Groups to a selection committee consisting of members of the IASIA Board of Management. The papers are then reviewed in line with the following criteria:
- the relevance of the paper for the practice of Public Administration research and training
- the relevance of the paper for the discipline of Public Administration
- the relevance of the paper for the practice of public administration
- Is a multi-disciplinary approach visible in the paper?
- Does the paper contain a novel viewpoint?
- The soundness and consistency of the argumentation
- the originality of the research question/problem formulation
- the quality of the theoretical grounding
- the reliability and validity of the research
- the significance of the findings
- Is the research question/problem answered at the end of the paper?
- the quality of writing
- the readability and lay out
The Pierre de Celles Award for the best paper presented at the 2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress in Chengdu is awarded to:
Mobakeng SENAGO and Christoffel HENDRIKS (University of the Free State, South Africa
For their paper: Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations And Local Government Service Delivery: A Case Study Of Xhariep District In South Africa presented in Working Group IV “Subnational governance and development”.
Winners of the previous Pierre De Celles Awards were:
2015: Adrian VELAZQUEZ VAZQUEZ (University of La Verne, USA) Migrant Voluntary Organizations: Developing Transnational Outcomes presented in Working Group IX “International Dimensions of the Public Administration”
2013: Christina W. ANDREWS, Simone RESENDE and Wilson M. ALMEIDA (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Delivering Education to the Poor: Lessons from Local Governments in Brazil
2012: Frank NAERT and Stijn GOEMINNE (University College Ghent, Belgium), Credibility of Fiscal Policy and Politics: An Empirical Assessment
2011: Tom CHRISTENSEN, Lisheng DONG, Martin PAINTER, Richard WALKER, Imitating the West? ? A Survey of Chinese Civil Servants on Public Sector Reform
2010: Wilberforce TURYASINGURA, Public sector competence development methods for effective service delivery in the global era: The ?what? and ?how? question- lessons from Uganda<
2009: Benon C. BASHEKA, Social Determinants of Public Procurement Corruption in Uganda: Implications for the Delivery of Public Service
2008: Terrell G. MANYAK, Belay SEYOUM, The Impact of Public and Private Sector Transparency on Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries
2007: Pan Suk KIM, Jongsoon JIN, Action Learning and its Applications in Government: A Case of South Korea
2006: Bamidele OLOWU, From Capacity Building to Capacity Development. The Challenge of Attracting and Retaining Scarce Skills for Rebuilding African State (Governance) Capacities
2005: Christina W. ANDREWS, Michiel S. DE VRIES, High Expectations, Varying Outcomes: Decentralization and Participation in Brazil, Japan, Russia, and Sweden
2004: Robert CAMERON, Metropolitan Government Reorganisation in South Africa
2003: AM SINDANE, Public Administration versus Public Management: Parallels, Divergences, Convergences and Who Benefits?