Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, Singapore
We consolidate the best thinking on public service policies, strategies and institutional innovation from around the globe and share it with senior policy makers worldwide.
We do this because strong public services are often societies’ most powerful development resource. A strong public service can build institutions that play a huge role in enabling people to fulfil their potential within an environment where their ideas, actions and society as a whole can flourish. more >
What we do
This paper argues that public sector reform efforts in developing countries should embrace these changes selectively and draw on a range of public management models that are appropriate to different contexts while putting the needs and interests of citizens at the heart of reform.
This discussion paper reflects primarily on the public service reform agenda in the UK, drawing lessons from a range of British examples to form the basis of a delivery framework that can be discussed, adapted and applied internationally.
The purpose of this paper is to support decision and policymakers in developing countries to maximise the strengths and benefits of national foresight programmes, which will require embracing levels of risk and uncertainty outside the typical bureaucrat’s usual comfort zone.
19 Dec 2014:Will Cinderella be at the 2015 Development Ball?
Speeches and News
- 19 Jun 2015:Kazakhstan, Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana, and UNDP Host Conference on Civil Service Excellence
- 26 May 2015:Helen Clark: Achieving the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda-The role of the public service
- 21 May 2015:Helen Clark: Speech on Modernizing Civil Services for the New Sustainable Development Agenda at the Astana Economic Forum on “Meritocracy and Professional Ethics as Key Factors of Civil Service Effectiveness”