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30 April 2015
Call for Papers: 2015 EROPA Conference

Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) will hold its 2015 Annual Conference in Shanghai, China from October 17-21, 2015. The Organizing Committee cordially invites professionals, academics and practitioners, PhD students and young researchers in public administration in the eastern region and beyond to participate in the conference and make presentations.

For more information, please click here.
08 December 2014
2014 Global City Informatization Forum Co-organized by RCOCI

During 2014 Global City Informatization Forum co-organized by Regional Cooperation Office for City Informatization (RCOCI), participants from all around the world deeply discussed and actively brainstormed on the theme of “Smartness, Integration, Convergence”. We came up with a number of fantastic new concepts, ideas and approaches benefited from collective wisdom in terms of accelerating ICT innovation, deepening construction of smart cities, and informatizing a better life.

Please click here to view the brief conclusion report.

For more information about the forum, please click here
24 September 2014
Call for 2014 Top Ten Global Smart City Outstanding Cases

To promote the cooperation and communication about smart city among the international society, the Organizing Committee of Global City Informatization Forum (GCIF) launches the activity to select “2014 Top Ten Global Smart City Outstanding Cases”, which is co-organized by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai Smart City Construction Promotion Center, and the website www.people.com.cn. Please send the application materials to the Organizing Committee of GCIF before October 10, 2014 through email at houjiajia@sass.org.cn.

Click the links below for more information:
Announcement       Application Form      Preliminary Agenda
22 September 2014
10th Biennial Conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration (CAPAM)
  The 10th Biennial Conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration (CAPAM) will be held from October 19 – 21, 2014. This event which will be held in partnership with the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), will take place at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 

For more information and to register, please visit, http://events.capam.org/.
10 June 2014
Call for Manuscripts International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice

The Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana seeks submissions to its journal, the International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice. The journal has successfully published two issues, and seeks to publish manuscripts of interest to participants of the Regional Hub. The Regional Hub was established in 2013. The Hub was initiated through a joint project between the United Nations Development Programme and the Agency for Civil Service Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Hub has over 30 participating countries and 5 international organizations.

For more information click here.

24 January 2014
RCOCI Signed New Strategic Cooperation Agreement
On January 15, as backbones of RCOCI, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences signed strategic agreement for future profound cooperation. The two parts will co-organize 2014 Global City Informatization Forum held in November, and the new website for the Forum was launched.

For more information, please click here.
08 November 2013
Congratulations! News of United States Has Reached its 1000 Pieces Milestone!
As an important part in the whole UNPAN system, Public Administration News has undergone steady development and the news of United States has reached another milestone, with its 1000 pieces of publication on North America Region, RCOCI is hereby happy to announce.
  • Top 3 most "clicked" regions brought by PA news: Asia-Pacific, Africa, North America
  • Top 5 countries with the largest number of PA news: South Africa, China, United States, India, Australia
It should be noticed, compared with the statistics issued one year ago, the number of news of United States has a sharp rise, exceeding India and popping into the top 3 list. Meanwhile, Australia’s news amount also greatly goes up, replacing Japan on the top 5 list.

19 July 2013
UNPAN-AP Editorial Department Publishes Documents on e-Gov and ICT Development
As a powerful tool for economic and social development, ICT aims at bridging the digital divide and aiding economic development by fostering equitable access to modern communications technologies. Recently UNPAN-AP Editorial Department collects and compiles about 150 documents on this specific topic, covering fields such as e-Gov, e-Commerce, e-Society, e-Security, Internet and Informatization Development. Please click here to read more.
Rise of the Private Sector
The theme of this chapter is that most of both the current academic literature and popular commentary on China's economy have substantially underestimated the contribution of the private sector to China's economic growth since 1978 while exaggerating the role of state-owned firms. This chapter traces the rise of private companies and the decline of state companies in agriculture, in industry and construction and in services. The second half of the chapter shows how the growth of private firms far surpassed the growth of state companies after 1978, and it examines whether the party-state increasingly controls the economy not through direct ownership of firms, but rather by recruiting private entrepreneurs to party membership, thereby exercising control of the economy indirectly.
26 October 2016
Private-Sector Development in China's Foreign Policy
China's role as one of the world's leading economies is well established. By some indicators, china became the world's largest economy, measured in purchasing power parity, in 2014. In addition, last year also saw China surpass the United States as the world's largest consumer of energy. It is no longer solely China's role as a global manufacturing center that is shaping how the world does business. China's increasing need for natural resources, foreign markets, and political influence abroad is pushing China and its firms to conduct more regular investment in, and trade with, countries around the world. This paper describes China's utilization of private-sector-led development to achieve national aims within foreign countries.
26 October 2016
South Africa: Youth must be at the Centre of Economic Transformation
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says the development of villages, townships and small “dorpies” is a necessary process to improve the quality of life and economic wellbeing of people living in relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas. Minister Muthambi was speaking at the inaugural North West Economic Lekgotla also known as Villages, Townships, and Small Dorpies (VTSD) in Mahikeng on Wednesday. “As the Ministry, through our departments and entities, we extend a hand of partnership to the province to fulfil the National Development Plan’s (NDP) vision of building a better South Africa. “Radical economic transformation must be underpinned by investment in education to ensure sustainable economic growth. An educated workforce can pursue higher value economic activity that employs more people to grow the local economy. Job creation is crucial in reducing poverty and unemployment,” she said.
30 November 2016
South Africa: Deputy President Lauds SA’s Efforts to Curb AIDS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended South Africans for their efforts to turn the tide on HIV/Aids. "As we approach World Aids Day on 1 December, we are inspired by the many actions taken by South Africans from all walks of life over many years to fight Aids. “Thanks to your efforts, we have the biggest HIV treatment programme in the world, with nearly 3.5 million people on life-saving antiretrovirals,” Deputy President Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.
30 November 2016
South Africa: Make World Aids Day Count
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has urged members of the public and healthcare professionals to actively participate in World AIDS Day activities on 1 December. “World Aids Day is about increasing awareness of HIV and Aids. This is done through sharing educational information, showing support for people living with HIV, fighting the stigma attached to living with HIV and participating in health activities such as testing for HIV,” said SAMA chairperson Dr Mzukisi Grootboom.
30 November 2016
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