22 Sep 2014

The United Nations Global South-South Development Expo 2014 will take place from 17 to 21 November 2014 in Washington, D.C., on the theme “Scaling up South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development”. Hosted by the Organization of American States in close coordination with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the GSSD Expo AIMS to enable developing countries and their development partners, including donor agencies, organizations of the United Nations system, and private-sector and civil society organizations, to systematically and regularly showcase and scale up their evidence-based South-South development successes.

18 Sep 2014

The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Program, launched in 2001, has created a credible and comprehensive framework for assessing PFM functionality which has been applied in a large number of countries with different income levels, different administrative heritages, and in different geographical regions.  The PEFA Partners are now inviting feedback on a proposed update to the PEFA Framework which aims to reflect developments in the PFM landscape over the past decade, strengthen areas of weakness, and extend coverage to new areas.  To comment on the update, please visit the PEFA website before October 31, 2014.
 

13 Sep 2014

The Africa Evidence Network invites abstracts for presentation at this year's Colloquium to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in November.  Colloquium topics include evidence-informed decision-making in government, building demand for evidence, and building capacity for using evidence, monitoring and evaluation, commissioning and producing research, and systematic reviews and evidence synthesis for decision-making.

20 Aug 2014

TAY Choon Hong (Director, PS-21 Office, PSD Singapore) and Max Everest-Phillips (Director, UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence) — at UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence.The UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE) and the Singapore Public Service Division (PSD) organised a two-day event on the Public Service Post-2015 in July.  A Research Workshop brought together researchers from academia, international organisations and public services from various countries to discuss motivation and the public service ethos.  The next day, the Public Service Leaders' Congress provided a platform for senior public service leaders from around the ASEAN region to exchange views and discuss issues with key experts and representatives from UNDP country offices on restoring public service ethos. Materials from the event are available at https://undp.unteamworks.org/node/450355.

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