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31.05.2019

ACSH Annual Conference 2019

Astana Civil Service Hub will hold its Annual Conference on 13-14 June 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The main theme of this Conference will be “Values, Trust and Technology in the Public Sector”. Representatives of the international organizations, authorized bodies in the civil service and foreign experts from more than 30 countries will take part in the forthcoming event. The ACSH Annual Conference has become a platform for the exchange of experience and knowledge. Traditionally, the Conferen...
30.05.2019

The e-Government development issues were discussed within the Peer-to-Peer Learning Alliance

Current trends in e-government development were discussed by representatives of countries of the region at the international workshop on May 30-31, 2019 in Tashkent. The event was co-organized by the Astana Civil Service Hub and Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the framework of the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Learning Alliance on e-Government development. Mr. Alikhan Baimenov, Chairman of the Steering Committee of Astana Civil Service Hub and Mr. Rusta...
26.05.2019

Public Service Reform in the Post-Societ countries discussed at 2019 NISPAcee Annual Conference

Public service reform in the Post-Soviet countries were discussed at NISPAcee’s 2019 Annual Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, where almost 180 practitioners, scholars and studentsfrom 31 countries gathered to join theory with practice and share current trends and information with each other. The 27th Annual Conference of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) was held 24-26 May 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. This year’s main ...
17.05.2019

Cooperation of countries of the region is expanding within the framework of Astana hub

Bilateral meetings of Alikhan Baimenov, the Chairmanof the Steering Committee of Astana Civil Service Hubwith representatives of the Hub member countries and international experts were held as part of the Astana Economic Forum (AEF-2019). The issues of conducting international seminars and trainings for civil servants on relevant topics of public administration, including assessment of effectiveness of state bodies and civil servants were raised in the course of the meeting with Catherine Kardav...
17.05.2019

MOTIVATION OF PUBLIC SERVANTS WAS DISCUSSED AT ASTANA CIVIL SERVICE HUB SESSION

Leading international experts in the field of public administration, representatives of state bodies of countries of the region, as well as international organizations and universities gathered at Astana Civil Service Hub panel session on “Reward and Recognition: how to motivate public servants in the 21st century”. The session was held in the framework of Astana Economic Forum with the support of UNDP and Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University. Mr. Alikhan Baimeno...
15.05.2019

Agenda of the Panel session “Reward and recognition: how to motivate civil servants in the 21st century”

Astana Civil Service Hub jointly with United Nations Development Programme in Kazakhstan and Graduate School of Public Policy of Nazarbayev University will held panel session “Reward and recognition: how to motivate civil servants in the 21stcentury” within the framework Astana Economic Forum 2019. Date: 17 May 2019, 14:15-17:00 Venue: Congress Center EXPO, Hall №5 “Beijing” (2ndfloor) ...
10.05.2019

The founder of civil servants’ motivation theory will speak on the AEF platform

On May 17, the Astana Civil Service Hub with the support of UNDP and the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy will organize a panel session “Reward and recognition: how to motivate civil servants in the 21stcentury” within the Astana Economic Forum. The headliner of the session is one of the founders of the civil servants’ motivation theory and co-author of the “Public Service Motivation” term, an internationally recognized leader in public administration and manage...
25.04.2019

Astana Hub took part in the Annual Meeting of the Effective Institutions Platform at the OECD Headquarters in Paris

The representatives of the Astana Civil Service Hub shared the Hub’s experience in supporting the development of civil service in the countries of the region through Peer-to-Peer (P2P) learning at the Annual Meeting of the Effective Institutions Platform (EIP) on 25-26 April in OECD Headquarters. During the meeting, the Hub presented the results of acting P2P Learning Alliances with the practitioners among Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia and Uzbekistan. Mr. Semral A...
20.03.2019

Kazakhstani civil servants have learnt the European system of state bodies’ performance evaluation

On 18-19 March, the Astana Civil Service Hub organized a seminar on state bodies performance and management evaluation system for the representatives of the Presidential Administration, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Accounts Committee, and the ministries responsible for government agencies’ performance assessment. The seminar participants learnt the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) – common European performance quality assessment tool for the public sector. According to CAF model, the ...
19.03.2019

The Astana Hub supports the development of a practical knowledge platform for Kazakhstan’s schoolchildren

Kazakhstani schoolchildren will get an opportunity to gain practical knowledge from professionals and specialists in any industry through an online platform developed by Kazakhstan’s company “Digital Solutions Ltd.”. This was made possible thanks to the Innovative Solutions Scheme organized by the Astana Civil Service Hub, as a result of which the Digital Solutions Ltd. has become one of the winners and received a grant to develop an educational platform. The Head of the Digital Solutions Ltd. A...
12.03.2019

The Astana Civil Service Hub organized a session within the ASPA Annual Conference

On March 9, in Washington, the Astana Civil Service Hub held a session on “Modern Trends and Challenges of Public Service in Post-Soviet and transition countries” within the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Opening the session, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the United States, Yerzhan Kazykhanov, noted that in the years of independence, each country has embarked its own journey of civil service reforms. He stressed tha...
21.02.2019

Impartiality at the interview is a prerequisite for an effective selection of civil servants

On 21-22 February, the heads and staff of the human resource management units of the Presidential Administration and the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as the central government agencies of Kazakhstan participated in the training on interviewing techniques to select the best candidates for public service, organized by the Astana Civil Service Hub. Opening the seminar, the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Hub Alikhan Baimenov noted: “Ensuring impartial evaluation of the candidates for ...
14.02.2019

Astana Civil Service Hub and OECD are enhancing cooperation to the next level

The OECD has proposed the Astana Civil Service Hub to become the founder and participant of the international multilateral platform on civil service issues. The Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met the Head of the OECD Directorate for Public Administration Marcos Bonturi at the seventh World Government Summit in Dubai. The meeting was also attended by the Head of Civil Service Bureau of Georgia Catherine Kardava, the Former Minister of Personnel...
12.02.2019

WGS 2019: Astana Civil Service Hub discusses ways of improving government services

Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2019 – The Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH), taking place at the World Government Summit (WGS) being held in Dubai from 10-12 February, discussed ways to improve government services, increase public sector efficiency and promote exchange of expertise. Speakers at the session were of the consensus that the government sector is lagging behind in future-readiness. “As governments, we are responsible for 7 billion people. We need to reinvent government in order to compete with...
11.02.2019

UAE and Astana Hub will cooperate to develop innovations in public sector

In Dubai, within the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019), the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future and Chairman of the WGS His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi. Mohammed Al Gergawi noted: “We have the same vision and goals – to make people happier and their lives easier. The UAE government is ready to share the best practices on application of innovations in the public sector wit...
10.02.2019

WGS 2019: UAE to host first Astana Civil Service Hub Conference

The seventh edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2019) will host the first Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH) meeting to be held outside of a founding member country on February 11, with the participation of 40 countries stretching across Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Caucasus and Central Asia as well as countries that make up the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future and Chairman of the WGS Organisation HE Moh...
04.02.2019

UAE to Host First Astana Civil Service Hub Conference in the Region

The seventh edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2019) will host the first Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH) meeting to be held outside of a founding member country, on February 11. The meeting, titled ‘Civil Service in the Post-Soviet Countries: Challenges, Prospects and Benchmarking’, will see senior government officials, civil service practitioners and academics come together to review the progress made, and challenges faced in post-Soviet Union countries where civil services have transf...
19.01.2019

The Gaidar Forum discussed the civil servants’ training issues

On 15-17 January 2019, the Gaidar Forum – an international research and practice conference took place in Moscow. The participants included public and political figures, academicians, university representatives and government officials from different countries – overall 13.5 thousand people. Within the forum the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov moderated the expert discussion “The Network Academy of Public Administration of the CIS countri...
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