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IOG Supports UNDP’s Efforts to Reform Myanmar’s Civil Service Leadership

Author: Michael A. O'Neill

The Institute on Governance led the second phase of its work on civil service reform in Myanmar with a series of high-level meetings with representatives from Myanmar’s Office of the State Councillor and the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB).  The mission was organized as part of the Institute’s work with the UNDP on the development of a senior administrative leadership programme which is one of the three pillars of Myanmar’s civil service reforms.  The Institute’s work is focusing on the… Read more

IOG Supports OECD Governance Initiative in Costa Rica

Author: Michael A. O'Neill

The Institute on Governance was invited to contribute to workshops organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Strengthening Costa Rica’s Centre of Government’s coordination capacity. The workshop, which took place in San José Costa Rica on February 6th and 7th, 2017 brought together senior officials from Costa Rica’s Presidencia (Ministry of the President), Hacienda (Ministry of the Interior) and MIDEPLAN (Ministry of Planning). The aim of the workshop was to launch a process leading to the… Read more

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Founder’s Intern

Author: Davide Cargnello

Founder’s Intern Job Description IOG Founded in 1990 the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Over the past 20 years the IOG has advanced better understanding and practice of good governance in Canada, with federal, provincial, municipal and aboriginal governments, not-for-profit organizations and in 35 countries including most recently projects in Iraq, Myanmar and South America. Our work is marked by independent thought,… Read more

IOG Supports the Transition Process in Ecuador

Author: Sylvain Dubois

A recent initiative supported by the IOG was mentioned in an article published by EL TELÉGRAFO newspaper. Below is a translation of the original article. Source:http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/politica/2/comite-estara-encargado-de-proceso-de-transicion-del-gobierno For the First Time Ecuador Institutionalizes the Process of Government Transition  Vice President Sandra Naranjo explained that an inter-institutional team was created that is in charge of the transition process of the Government, for the timely and transparent delivery of all information to the elected government that will come from the elections next February. The… Read more

The IOG & UNDP Advises the Government of Myanmar on Civil Service Leadership Development

Author: Michael A. O'Neill

Last month, the Institute on Governance (IOG) took part in a series of events organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to support the work of Myanmar’s Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) to reform its public sector. The mission was part of a broader project between the UNDP and the UCSB and involved the delivery of seminars and facilitated workshops on senior executive leadership (SEL) development. The attendees of these events included senior officials of Myanmar’s government, officials from… Read more

IOG Reports on Citizen-Centric Services in IDB Publication

Author: Maryantonett Flumian

This month, Maryantonett Flumian’s report on citizen-centric services in Argentina was featured in a publication by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The publication speaks to the difficulty of innovating in the public service. However many governments are currently renewing the ways in which they interact with citizens by using innovative practices that challenge the traditional fragmentation, complexity, and managerial weaknesses of public service delivery. This publication presents lessons learned from case studies based on a common analytical framework. It analyzes dimensions such… Read more

The IOG delivers workshop in Argentina

Authors: Maryantonett Flumian, Sylvain Dubois

The Institute on Governance delivered an Interamerican Development Bank regional workshop on citizen-centred services at the Casa Rosada, Presidency of the Nation, Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 12.

2016 Public Governance Survey: Institute on Governance/Environics Institute

Author: Davide Cargnello

In an increasingly volatile world, Canada is a comparative oasis of peace, order, and good government. Where other countries may be seeking radical reform of their existing political orders, as suggested by the Brexit referendum in the UK and the rise of Donald Trump in the US, Canadians appear to be seeking incremental reforms to a system they believe to be functioning reasonably well. Where citizens in other countries may be radically disillusioned by their public institutions, Canadians on the… Read more

IOG Launches Results and Delivery Workshop

Author: Toby Fyfe

On July 25, the IOG, in partnership with the Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX) launched a sold-out workshop and learning event, attended by over 50 participants that explored the implications and requirements of the new Treasury Board Policy on Results that came into effect July 1. The event began with a dinner featuring three keynote speakers. Francis Bilodeau, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Results and Delivery, Privy Council Office, Tolga Yalkin, Acting Executive Director, Program Performance and Evaluation Treasury Board… Read more

Democratic Reform in Canada: Online Voting, Referenda, and the Governance Ecosystem #ERRE

Author: Davide Cargnello

Maryantonett Flumian, President of the IOG, appeared before Canada’s Special Committee on Electoral Reform alongside Profs. Dennis Pilon and Jonathan Rose on July 28th, 2016. The trio were asked to provide expert testimony to the committee as it reflects on electoral reform in Canada and examines the viability of alternatives to the first-past-the-post system, as well as other means of enhancing the democratic process such as mandatory voting and online voting. Discussion was lively and committee members were engaged and… Read more

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