Dr. Leslie A. Pal, Dean of the College of Public Policy (CPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), recently participated in an online discussion organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Network of Schools of Government and the Public Management and Budgeting Network. CPP is a member of the Network of Schools, representing leading national schools of public administration and governance in over 60 countries.
The online meeting attracted 175 participants from 50 different countries. The agenda for the meeting included the following topics:
Dr. Pal noted: “It was fascinating to hear views from around the world on how governments will have to adapt their public service to the new normal of a post-pandemic world. The emphasis in the discussions was on new forms of work, culture change in the public service, adapting service delivery to provide both routine services and completely new support services around health and income support.”
The OECD Global Network of Schools of Government supports countries in securing the long-term sustainability of public sector reforms by strengthening the link between international policy dialogue and national efforts to build capabilities in the public sector; informing the OECD policy dialogue with lessons and good practices on implementation on the ground; and supporting international exchange among national schools of government and the policy-making community.
The world is passing through an exceptional phase with the current existing circumstances and due to rapidly developing global context; the pandemic effected the rise of violent extremism and has created challenging dynamics such as religious and ethnic tension, mental health issues and domestic
Dr. Leslie Pal, Dean of CPP, participated in welcoming a global audience to the launch of the Designing Post-COVID Humanity (DPCH) event on November 2, 2020.