Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)
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What We Do

The Services we offer:

1. Support for Intergovernmental Processes
The Division assists the United Nations intergovernmental policy deliberations by providing information on and policy-oriented analysis of the role of public administration, public finance and public economics in the development process via the United Nations Committee of Experts in Public Administration. It contributes to the identification of options, mechanisms and practices instrumental in strengthening key governance institutions, in promoting the rule of law, in increasing the participation of citizens in the decision-making process and in creating an enabling environment for public sector effectiveness.

2. Comparative Policy Research and Analysis
The Division undertakes policy research and analysis on governance systems and institutions, decentralization, the changing role of the State and civil service reform, integrity, transparency and accountability systems, public economics and public policy, public finance and financial administration, the use of information technology in government, and capacity for conflict prevention and managing diversity. The types of publications and outputs include: analytical reports, case studies, country profiles, technical project reports, statistical database, training materials, major development/ trend reports and newsletters.

3. Informations Sharing and Training Programmes
The Division assists Governments, through United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN), in improving public administration and finance systems by facilitating access to information, customizing and disseminating good practices and providing an international forum for the exchange of experiences.

4. Advisory Services
The Division, upon requests from Member States, assists in providing information, methodologies, assessments and policy proposals concerning governance systems and institutions, decentralization, the changing role of the State and civil service reform, integrity, transparency and accountability systems, public economics and public policy, public finance and financial administration, the use of information technology in government, and capacity for conflict prevention and managing diversity. It helps strengthen the capacity of Governments of developing countries and countries with economies in transition, at their request, by providing advisory services at the country level in needs assessment, policy analysis and development, implementation programme design and development, capacity-building process and human resources development and training.

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