Posts Tagged: world

What Does Performance Management Look Like in India?

Sometimes it is refreshing to look at how other countries approach the challenge of measuring and managing performance in their governments. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a World Bank seminar where the Secretary of Performance Management for the Government of India described how his country is doing it. Background. In June 2009,… Read more »

Could This Be the End of ‘One World, One Internet’?

Next Friday, December 21st, is a big day for the internet. It is the culminating day of the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, the only conference of its kind in 24 years. On the agenda is a of review the international telecommunication regulations. Since the previous meeting in 1988, much has changed on… Read more »

Government Reform: Insights for the Future of the Movement (Part 6)

World Bank seminars this past Spring surprised me when I learned that several developing countries seem to be on the cutting edge of the global performance movement. But the series offered some occasionally cautionary insights, as well, as to what may be next for the movement. Some encouraging insights for the global performance management movement… Read more »

Government Reform: Inspirations from Developing Countries (Part 5)

Several developing countries are making seemingly breathtaking progress in developing performance management frameworks from scratch. What can we learn from them? Today’s focus is on the commonalities in the performance management approaches used across four developing countries. The World Bank seminars this past Spring continue to have me mulling about the progress of the performance… Read more »

Government Reform: Kenya and Malaysia (Part 4)

Several developing countries are making seemingly breathtaking progress in developing performance management frameworks from scratch. What can we learn from them? Today’s focus is on Kenya and Malaysia. The World Bank seminars this past Spring continue to have me mulling about the progress of the performance movement internationally, and how surprised I was that several… Read more »

Government Reform: The Colombia and South Africa Examples (Part 3)

Several developing countries are making seemingly breathtaking progress in developing performance management frameworks from scratch. What can we learn from them? Today’s focus is on Colombia and South Africa. The World Bank seminars this past Spring on international progress in performance management continue to have me mulling about the progress of the performance movement internationally,… Read more »

Government Reform: The New Zealand Example (Part 2)

New Zealand’s government reform efforts over the past quarter century have yielded both positive results as well as cautionary tales. Its proposed next steps, however, are worth examining. At the World Bank’s series of forums on performance management, I found John Whitehead’s insights particularly interesting. Whitehead is a former secretary of the Treasury in New… Read more »

Government Reform: An International Snapshot of Progress on Performance Management (Part 1)

The World Bank held a series of seminars this past Spring on the state of the international public sector performance and results movement over the past two decades. I came away more encouraged than I had expected regarding advances in several developing nations – with implications for the more developed countries. The World Bank held… Read more »

Open Government Data Conference: Research Should Drive All Open Data Initiatives

Monica Mayk Parham, Marketing Director, Market Connections, Inc. I’ve been attending the International Open Government Data Conference, sponsored by Data.gov at the World Bank this week. We’ve seen quite a few advanced uses of open data in both domestic and international contexts. Kenya shared their open data initiative, which has steadily gained interest since its… Read more »