Reaching organizational goals through improved evaluation capacity
Over the last four decades, public sector organizations have institutionalized program and policy evaluation practices to varying degrees. As a management tool, evaluation has the potential to provide timely, useful information to decision-makers...
Deep impact: Digital technology’s challenge to governance
There are, of course, thousands of public servants who deliver services directly to citizens: at the federal level, border agents, food inspectors, Service Canada desk officers, to name just three...But even their work is being transformed by the power of digital technology.
Cultivating content management
It’s a well-known fact that websites are driven by content. Public service websites in particular produce and deliver content and services that are designed to be as user-friendly as possible. But how can governments effectively manage all this content for their constituents?
Case competition: Practicing the art of policymaking
Public servants know that most public administration issues are messy, complicated and seldom lend themselves to a right and wrong issue. The National Public Administration Case Competition lets students from schools of public administration practice the art of policymaking on real world topics.
Defining Your Creativity
In starting the new year, my thoughts go to goals and resolutions, as I am sure they do for many…
Ten tough challenges for 2015
It seems that everyone is down on the public sector nowadays: it's too slow, too expensive, and unable to respond to new challenges. So it's encouraging to see public administration programs in universities across Canada filled with bright young people committed to a future serving citizens.
Youth advocates for open and responsive government
On October 7, 2014 the World Bank Group (WBG) opened its doors on renown Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. to over 300 ambitious civically-minded young professionals from all around the world to connect and network at the Youth Summit titled "The Need for Open and Responsive Governments."
Election 2015: Will Millennials find their voice?
Barring an early federal election call fraught with risk, our next visit to the polls is legislatively bookmarked for October 19, 2015. Rampant partisanship, already pervasive on Parliament Hill, can thus be expected to amplify during what amounts to a year-long battle-royal among political parties jockeying for an upper hand.
Lessons from the Field: Intrapreneurship in Action
In this month’s blog, I’m featuring Bette-Jo Hughes, Associate Deputy Minister and Government Chief Information Officer, who I had the…
Digital Governance: What does it mean for public organizations?
The mantra on technology and change is becoming tiresome, I’m sure, for many public servants: technology is forcing change, government needs to respond, public servants need to catch up and use technology to work differently. Given the complexity of the world public servants live in, it’s a fair question to ask: How can we can move forward and prepare ourselves for the changed world of government driven by digital technologies and the digital economy?
Supply chain attacks
Immunity passports, a looming election, digitizing, and diversity
Leadership, Strategy and COVID-19 vaccines
Public trust and infodemics
Data-driven government implementation
Full data-driven government implementation has been an ongoing goal for many years. But human obstacles, the unwillingness to collaborate, cybersecurity…
Deploying critical assets to the cloud
In this episode, J. Richard Jones talks with two experts from FireEye about cloud. FireEye is the intelligence-led security company….
Meeting new demands and citizens expectations
The year 2020 will be remembered as a time when the world as we knew came to a halt. But…
Benchmark shares how they are helping government accelerate their digital transformation
In this episode, hear about an organization – Benchmark Corp – and how they can help government accelerate their digital…