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01.11.2018

Balkan schools of public administration are interested in partnership with the Astana Civil Service Hub

Within the conference “Contemporary Challenges in Public Service and the Role of Partnership for Reaching Solutions”  held on October 25-26 in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia), the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met the Director of the Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) for Western Balkan countries Ms. Ratka Sekulovic. Ms. Ratka Sekulovic emphasized ReSPA’s high interest in cooperation with the Astana hub and its participating coun...
01.11.2018

Astana Civil Service Hub expands its partnership geography

On October 25-26, in Skopje, the Astana Civil Service Hub jointly with the Ministry of Information Society and Administration of the Republic of Macedonia held a conference on “Contemporary Challenges in Public Service and the Role of Partnership for Reaching Solutions”. The civil servants, experts and scientists from 16 countries, including the Astana hub’s participating countries – Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsta...
25.10.2018

The Astana hub’s long-term partner highlighted the hub’s role in promoting civil service excellence

H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Kazakhstan (2012-2015) Mr. Baik Joo-hyeon met the representatives of the Astana hub on 25 October. During the meeting, Mr. Baik Joo-hyeon recalled the Founding Conference that took place in March 2015 with the participation of the representatives of 25 countries and 5 international organizations. Mr.  Baik Joo-hyeon was an honorable guest of the Conference representing the Republic of Korea, which became one of the Hub...
22.10.2018

Call for applications, the 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The Astana Civil Service Hub’s partner the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe announces a call for applications for its 27th Annual Conference to be held on May 24-26, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. Main Conference Theme:  From Policy Design to Policy Practice Paper proposals are invited on the Main Conference Theme, for the General Session, selected Panels, PhD pre-conference seminar or on the themes of the various Working Groups For ...
18.10.2018

The winners of the international Innovative Solutions Scheme in civil service have been identified

The Astana Civil Service Hub is pleased to announce the results of the second round of the Innovative Solutions Scheme devoted to the digital government innovations, the purpose of which is to identify the most successful innovative solutions and disseminate them among the countries of the region. The IMD World Competitiveness Center (Switzerland) with the project “Blockchain: an innovative solution for smart governments” and the Digital Solutions Ltd. (Kazakhstan) with the project “E-Practicum:...
12.10.2018

Brian Philbin: “Human resource management should be at the heart of audit and evaluation in government agencies”

The Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met the Assistant Commissioner for Audit, Evaluation and Risk Branch and the Chief Audit Executive for the Canada Revenue Agency Mr. Brian Philbin. The parties discussed the opportunities for organizing joint workshops and seminars on audit, evaluation and risk management for civil service practitioners of the Hub’s participating countries. Alikhan Baimenov noted: “The audit and evaluation systems of state bo...
10.10.2018

Astana Civil Service Hub strengthens cooperation with the European institutions of public administration

The Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met the President of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) György Hajnal. At the meeting Alikhan Baimenov highlighted: “Besides the civil service agencies we closely cooperate with professional networks, such as the Asian Association for Public Administration and the American Society for Public Administration, as well as the leading public poli...
05.10.2018

Representatives of more than 30 countries gathered in Astana to discuss contemporary public administration issues in post-Soviet Eurasia

On 5-6 October, the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy (NU GSPP) and the Astana Civil Service Hub held a conference on “Contemporary Issues in Public Administration in post-Soviet Eurasia” at Nazarbayev University. Researchers, experts and civil service practitioners from more than 30 countries, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Hungary, Singapore, China, the Netherlands, Malaysia, India, Australia and other countries particip...
27.09.2018

China is interested in expanding cooperation at the Astana Civil Service Hub’s platform

The Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Zhang Xiao in Astana. Alikhan Baimenov noted that the Hub was an experience and knowledge sharing platform: “We show the opportunities, solutions and global trends in civil service. The Hub’s participating countries on their own decide which approaches suit best to their unique ...
14.08.2018

Astana hub is strengthening partnership with the Republic of Korea

On 10 August 2018 in Seoul, the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Mr. Alikhan Baimenov and the Minister of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea Mr. Pan Suk Kim signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between two organizations. “The Korean experience in human resource management, including recruitment and promotion of civil servants are of high interest for the Hub’s participating countries,” – said Mr. Alikhan Baimenov. Mr. Pan Suk Kim noted: “We highly value...
31.07.2018

A new book in the Astana Hub’s library collection

The strategic partner of the Astana Civil Service Hub, Mr. Max Everest Philips, Director of the UNDP Global Center for Public Service Excellence, Singapore granted his newly written book “The Passionate Bureaucrat. Lessons from the 21st Century from 4,500 years of Public Service Reform” to the ASCH library collection. In his book the author argues that effective and impartial public administration is the foundation of state legitimacy. He provides the values of public service reforms implemented...
30.06.2018

Astana Civil Service Hub jointly with OECD completed a research project on human resources management

On 8 June, at the Astana Civil Service Hub’s (ACSH) Annual Conference the OECD representatives presented a comparative study “Benchmarking Civil Service Reform in Kazakhstan”. The study has been conducted jointly by the ACSH, the OECD Governance Directorate and the Kazakhstan’s Agency on civil service affairs and anticorruption. It is the first and unique research that compares Kazakhstan’s Human Resource Management (HRM) practices against those of OECD countries. Representative of OECD Director...
26.06.2018

Astana Hub’s representatives attended the UN Public Service Forum in Morocco

On 21-23 June 2018, the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Mr. Alikhan Baimenov attended the United Nations Public Service Forum “Transforming Governance to Realize the Sustainable Development Goals” (further – Forum) held in Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco. Within the Forum, Mr. Baimenov met key partners to discuss collaboration. John-Mary Kauzya, Chief of Public Service Innovation Branch from the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government, UNDES...
20.06.2018

Hub Talks were arranged at the ACSH Annual Conference for the first time

The first series of the Hub Talks was presented during ACSH Conference 2018. Three speakers from Kazakhstan, USA and UK shared their ideas and experiences on current trends on how disruptive technologies advance public service, what risks they contain, how civil service and civil servants should transform in the frame of Sustainable Development Goals implementation. Christine Leitner, Senior Advisor and co-founder of the Centre for Economics and Public Administration (CEPA) in London, where she ...
19.06.2018

The representatives of more than 40 countries have discussed civil service trends in the era of sustainable development goals in Astana

On 7-9 June 2018, the heads of civil service agencies and experts from over 40 countries gathered in Astana to discuss key issues in civil service development. The 2018 Annual Conference of the Astana Civil Service Hub was devoted to the civil service excellence in the era of sustainable development goals. The Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub, Mr. Alikhan Baimenov in his welcoming speech expressed his appreciation to all partners for their contribution to joint ...
14.06.2018

The Astana Hub is strengthening cooperation with key partners

Within the Astana Hub’s Annual Conference held on 8-9 June 2018, the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub, A. Baimenov met the representatives of the civil service agencies of Armenia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bhutan, Georgia, Montenegro and Turkmenistan. Mr. Baimenov also met the representatives of the Hub’s key partners, including UNDP Strategic Policy Bureau for Policy and Program Support, OECD Directorate for Public Administration, the Am...
14.06.2018

The Astana Civil Service Hub created an Alliance on E-government according to the OECD methodology

Representatives of Estonia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan established Peer-to-Peer Learning Alliance on the Development of Electronic Government at the annual conference of the Astana Civil Service Hub. The Peer Learning Alliance has been created in accordance with the OECD Platform for Effective Institutions (EIP) methodology and is aimed at experience sharing on public services digitalization among practitioners of seven countries. An analyst at the OECD D...
13.06.2018

The participants of the Astana Hub Confernce have learnt Kazakhstan’s experience in developing E-Governance

On June 9, within the Astana Hub’s Annual Conference, the UN Office for South-South Cooperation jointly with the Hub held a seminar “Effective Creation of Partnerships for Innovations in the Public Service through South-South Cooperation”. Preliminary on June 7, the seminar participants visited JSC “Zerde National Info communication Holding” and JSC “National Information Technologies” to learn Kazakhstan’s experience in developing the digital state and public service delivery through...
08.06.2018

The Astana Hub has awarded its key partners at the annual conference

On 8 June, within the Astana Civil Service Hub’s Annual Conference “Public Service Excellence in the Era of SDGs” devoted to the 5th Anniversary of the ACSH, the UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Norimasa Shimomura and the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the ASCH Mr. Alikhan Baimenov awarded the following key partners for enhancing partnership and their contributions to institutional development: –       Director of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia Ms. Catherine Kardava for contribution...
23.04.2018

Deadline Extended for Call for Innovative Solutions on Digital Governance till 15 May 2018

We are happy to inform you that the deadline for applications for the Call for Applications for the Innovative Solutions Scheme has been extended till 15 May 2018. Do not miss the chance to apply and win an award for developing your case study, its dissemination and replication in interested country’s context.  Click here to access the online application in English. Click here to access the online application in Russian. Any requests for clarification on the application process shall be se...
18.04.2018

Astana Hub and IACA in Austria are developing cooperation

On 18 April 2018, a meeting was held in Astana between representatives of the Astana Civil Service Hub and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). At the meeting, Team Leader of the Astana Civil Service Hub Aliya Yessimseitova briefed the guest on the main directions of the Astana Hub’s activities and stressed that currently the Hub comprises 40 participating countries, including OECD, CIS, the Caucasus, Central Asia and ASEAN countries. Dean and Executive Secretary of the IACA Martin ...
09.04.2018

Belarus and Astana Civil Service Hub strengthen cooperation

Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Kazakhstan Anatoly Nichkasov. During the meeting the parties discussed the prospects for cooperation including the issues concerning the advanced trainings of civil servants and modernization of the civil service. ...
04.04.2018

Montenegro becomes the 40th participating country of the ACSH

The Ministry of Public Administration of Montenegro exchanged letters of intent with the Astana Civil Service Hub’s Steering Committee, thus making Montenegro the 40th participating country of the ACSH.  The cooperation within the ACSH is aimed at fostering the exchange of best regional and international practices and promotion of the civil service excellence among the participating countries through partnership and networking, capacity building & peer-to-peer learning and quality dem...
04.04.2018

The Astana Hub published a research report on the motivation of civil servants in Kazakhstan and Pakistan

The Astana Civil Service Hub jointly with the UNDP Global Center for Public Service Excellence in Singapore completed the study and published three reports on the motivational factors of civil servants in Kazakhstan and Pakistan as well as to their comparative analysis. The main purpose of this study is to analyse the factors that influence the motivation of civil servants in Kazakhstan and Pakistan. Within the framework of the study, with support from the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan fo...
26.03.2018

Astana Hub develops cooperation with Turkmenistan

Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met with the Turkmen delegation іn Astana. During the meeting, A. Baimenov acquainted the delegation with the activities of the Astana Hub and noted the importance of multilateral cooperation and experience exchange in developing civil service in the countries of the region. The Turkmen delegation expressed its special gratitude to the Astana Hub for the cooperation and support in organization the visit. The part...
16.03.2018

Participants from 10 Countries Discussed the Civil Servants Remuneration Systems Across the Region

Astana Civil Service Hub hosted an international workshop “Remuneration systems of Civil Servants: Experience of the Countries of Region”, which gathered together representatives of central and local government agencies of Kazakhstan, experts in public administration domain, and civil servants of 10 countries, including Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus.  Alikhan Baimenov, Chair of the Steering Committee, Astana Civil Service Hub, Alik Shpekbayev, Chair of the Civil Service and Anticorruption Ag...
14.03.2018

Astana Hub’s Delegation took part in the ASPA Annual Conference

Public service challenges and issues were discussed at ASPA’s 2018 Annual Conference in Denver, USA, where almost 1,300 practitioners, scholars and students gathered to join theory with practice and share current trends and information with each other. The ACSH Panel session on “Challenges, Issues and Tools for Public Service Excellence in the 21st Century” was held in the framework Conference. Public service representatives who realize reforms in practice in the region, namely, from the Civil ...
09.03.2018

ACSH and the U.S. authorized bodies strengthen cooperation

Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Mr. Alikhan Baimenov had a meeting in Washington D.C. with the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Ms. Kathleen McGettigan, Associate Director Mr. Joseph Kennedy, Director of the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) Ms. Suzanne Logan and Director of International Leadership Development of the FEI Mr. Fletcher Honemond. During the meeting parties discussed the current state and prospects in development of bila...
27.02.2018

Astana Civil Service Hub and UNDP Outline New Prospects for Cooperation

On February 26, 2018,  Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met with Rastislav Vrbensky, UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Europe and the CIS, at the premises of the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub. The parties discussed the prospects for cooperation in facilitating the civil service  modernization and expressed interest in organizing joint events and research activities in this field. Representatives of UNDP noted that the Astana Hub has reached a new l...
22.02.2018

Call for Applications: Digital Government Innovations

The Astana Civil Service Hub is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the Digital Government Innovations Deadline: 15 May 2018, 12.00 (noon) Astana time The Innovative Solutions Scheme is a multistage mechanism, which allows: to identify successful innovative solutions, to facilitate deeper understanding by the Hub participating countries of the identified solutions by supporting preparation process of case studies and manuals with mechanism for potential replication and presentation ...
15.02.2018

ACSH shares experience on Peer-to-Peer learning in Paris

Astana Civil Service Hub participated in the International Forum on Peer-to-Peer learning for effective institutions, which was held at the OECD Headquarters in Paris 13-14 February 2018. Team Leader of the Astana Hub Aliya Yessimseitova presented the experience of Hub in supporting of public services development in the region. Since 2016, the Peer Learning Alliance, which includes organizations of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan, has been working with the assistance of the Astana Hub. In the...
19.01.2018

ACSH concludes MOU with Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana Alikhan Baimenov and Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) Vladimir Mau signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations. There is a plan to conduct joint educational and research activities, participation in seminars and scientific conferences on topical issues of public administration in the framework of the memorandum. During the visit...
12.01.2018

ACSH Expands Cooperation with the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and Anticorruption

Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Alikhan Baimenov met with Chairman of Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and Anticorruption Alik Shpekbayev in Astana. Over the past two years, the Agency has been actively cooperating with the Astana Hub. In particular, the Astana Hub provided support in implementing a number of significant projects – the Factor and point scale (grading) system, the Common framework of competencies (Competencies...
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