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11 Dec 2017

2017 ICAPA New Accredited Programs

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We are pleased to announce that in 2017, the following programs have been accredited by ICAPA,  the International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration Education and Training Programs:

  • Master of Public Administration, American University in Cairo, Egypt (2017-2023)
  • Master of Public Policy, American University in Cairo, Egypt (2017-2023)
  • Master of Science in Public Administration and Management, Ghent University, Belgium  (2017-2023)
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Management, Ghent University, Belgium (2017-2023)
  • Master in Public Administration, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal (2017-2020)

Chaired by Allan Rosenbaum, Past President of IASIA, the Commission is responsible for processing the accreditation of public administration education and training programs, in keeping with a decision of the IASIA Board of Management to establish such an effort. The accreditation process is based upon and build upon the final report of the joint United Nations/IASIA report on Standards of Excellence for Public Administration Education and Training.

If you are interested in ICAPA accreditation or should have any question, please do not hesitate to contact the ICAPA Chairperson, Prof. dr. Allan Rosenbaum ([email protected]) or the IASIA Executive Secretary, Mr. Bardhyl Dobra ([email protected]).

The European Training Foundation (ETF) is currently looking for international experts (one financing expert and one governance expert) for a short assignment (January to March 2018) to contribute to the following project:

Title of the assignment: New methodology for assessing financial and governance credibility of VET national strategy in ETF Partner Countries

Objective: The ETF is developing a methodology to assess the credibility of VET strategies in terms of governance and financing, in the ETF partner countries. This methodology will inform the European Commission decisions related to the financial assistance programmes supporting PC vocational education and training sector strategies.

Read more about the requirements in the experts profiles

Wolfgang Dreschler at the 2017 BoM in Brussels

IASIA is proud to announce that Wolfgang Drechsler, Member of the Board of Management and Professor of Government at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, received the 2017 Senator Peter B. Boorsma Award at SECoPA (the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration) 37th Annual Conference in Hollywood Beach, Florida, on 5 October.

Among the most prestigious recognitions in international public administration, the Boorsma Award honors “the practitioner or academician for facilitating over a period of many years the international exchange of knowledge and administrative practices that foster better performance in the public sector. The award symbolizes SECoPA’s recognition of the implications of the global village on management and performance in the public sector as well as its commitment to the study and exchange of administrative practices between the USA and other countries.” Boorsma Committee chairman and last year’s winner, 

Read the full statement on TTU’s Website 

We are glad to announce that Dr. Allan Rosenbaum, former IASIA President and current chair of the  ICAPA Board, received the Enrique B. Rodriguez award for his work on building local democracy and good governance in Latin America.

During its 12th Congress, the Ibero-American Union of Municipalists (UIM), awarded its highest honor, the Enrique B. Rodriguez Municipalist Award, to Dr. Allan Rosenbaum, the Director of the Institute for Public Management and Community Service (IPMCS) at Florida International University (FIU) in recognition of his more than 25 years of work in building and strengthening local governments and promoting good governance throughout Latin America. Dr. Rosenbaum is the first North American to be so honored by the UIM, a Spanish government supported non-governmental organization which is based in Granada, Spain and has worked throughout Latin America for over a quarter century.

Read more on FIU Website

The President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (and IIAS specialised entity), Professor Bianor Scelza Cavalcanti, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Public Administration Review (PAR), a renowned U.S. scientific journal of Public Administration with global reach. The professor will hold a three-year term on the Board.

Published by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) since 1940, PAR is available in thousands of libraries around the world, regarded as one of the most prominent and recognized journals in its field. The publication currently ranks first on the Google Scholar ranking in the field of Public Policy and Administration, and second in the Web of Science ranking in the field of Public Administration. PAR’s content was accessed more than 1 million times in 2016 alone.

Former dean of FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), Professor Cavalcanti currently holds the position of International Affairs Director at FGV. 

Congratulations Bianor ! 

IASIA and IIAS is proud to announce that its immediate past President, Pan-suk Kim, has been appointed by Korean PresidentJae-in Moon  as a new Minister in the Ministry of Personnel Management ( “As a scholar specializing in personnel and administrative affairs, he has contributed to developing the nation’s public personnel system. He is strong in both theory and practical affairs,” presidential spokesman Soo-hyun Park said.

Pan suk Kim, a member of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences’ Council of Administration, served as President of IIAS, IASIA’s Umbrella organisation, between 2010 and 2013 and was a member of IASIA’s Board of Management for several years and served as a Vice Chairperson of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA).

We wish Pan-suk Kim the best in his new position and look forwards to strengthen the ties between our Member state of Korea and the Institute. 

See his inauguration


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.



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

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