Kazakhstan joins OECD civil service training network

By on 20/07/2015

Kazakhstan’s public administration academy has joined the OECD’s Global Network of Schools of Government, which has more than 70 members.

Being part of the network enables countries’ schools of government to access OECD governance expertise, policy materials and benchmarks.

The network also facilitates international exchange among national schools of government and the policy-makers.

Members can use the network’s online web platform to share information on best practice, comparative data and common challenges and get the chance to meet face-to-face at events.

At the network’s annual meeting in Paris earlier this month, Bolatbek Abdrassilov, rector of Kazakhstan’s Academy of Public Administration, shared his country’s experiences in modernising the academy’s teaching methods and scientific activities.

The OECD also launched ‘Government at a Glance 2015’ – a collection of key indicators to help governments analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.

Following the event, the delegation travelled to meet representatives of public administration schools in the UK, Italy, Poland, Lithuania and other countries.

In the UK, they met representatives of the government’s Major Projects Authority, which provides independent assurance on major projects, and reviewed examples of successful British practices in implementing project management principles in government organisations.

About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World - the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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