IOG Hosts Capacity Development Workshop on Citizen-Centric Government with IDB

Author: Sylvain Dubois

  The Institute on Governance (IOG) was invited to implement a workshop at the fourth edition of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Capacity Development Workshop on Citizen-Centric Government, an executive training for senior officials at the national and sub-national levels in Brazil. This edition was held at the National School of Public Administration (Escola Nacional de Administraçaõ Pública – ENAP) in Brasilia from June 27-29. The methodology of the workshop focused on the practical application of knowledge to promote the… Read more

Valedictory Luncheon for the Parliamentary Internship Programme

Author: Davide Cargnello

The Institute on Governance was pleased to present the winner of this year’s Alfred Hales prize at the Parliamentary Internship Programme’s Valedictory Luncheon. The Alfred Hales prize was named after the backbencher Member of Parliament who created the internship in 1969. The luncheon was held on Parliament Hill and celebrated the excellent work that had been done by the 2015/2016 parliamentary interns. On behalf of the Institute on Governance, Davide Cargnello and Michael O’Neill awarded the Alfred Hales prize to… Read more

IOG Supports the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization in Baghdad

Author: Sylvain Dubois

In its convening role, the Institute on Governance (IOG) supported the participation of the world renowned, Montréal-based Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) at a conference in Baghdad this past March on the topic “Education in Iraq post Daesh-ISIL Terror”. This collaboration was conducted under the auspices of the resiliency-building component of the IOG’s Iraqi program funded by Global Affairs Canada. CPRLV is the first independent, UN-recognized, non-profit organization aimed at preventing violent radicalization and providing support to individuals… Read more


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 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

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: 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.

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