our areas of expertise
PAI Directors, staff and associates have extensive experience of programmes in public administration internationally, including in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America and the Pacific. Several of the Directors have over twenty-five years’ experience of managing such consultancy and training projects, gained from PAI and, prior to that, from the International Division of the Royal Institute of Public Administration. We have excellent relations across the civil service, local government and related organisations in the UK public and private sectors, with potential both for resourcing consultancy projects with experienced public servants and consultants and for arranging tailor-made study programmes. We have strong links with institutions and experts in a range of countries and are experienced at working in partnership with regional consultants and local counterparts.
We are part of the United Kingdom Public Administration Consortium (UKPAC), a group of public and private organisations that forms the UK’s National Section of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). Other consortium members include the National Audit Office, the National School of Government, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Joint University Council Public Administration Committee.
Our main areas of competence are:
Good governanceDemocracy, transparency, accountability, ethics, anti-corruption, public service delivery, elections
Public administration reformInstitutional development, machinery of government, central/local government relations, efficiency reviews, organisation analysis and re-structuring, performance management, better regulation
Policy and strategyPolicy making and analysis, consultation with the public, poverty reduction, public-private partnerships, strategic management change management, migration policy, climate change
Human resource management and capacity developmentRecruitment and selection, appointments, skills development, performance appraisal, public sector pay, grading and job evaluation, pensions, human resource information systems, appeals
Public finance and economic developmentBudgeting, public expenditure, audit, social and economic development, inward investment, procurement
Legal and judicial reformPublic law, access to justice, the role of the Ombudsman, human rights, legal drafting, law reform, judicial administration, prison and probation services, European integration and the approximation of laws
Information and communicationsGovernment and the media, crisis communications, freedom of information
Culture, heritage and tourismCultural policy and development, cultural heritage, tourism policy and development, film policy and funding
For detailed information about our past and ongoing consultancy projects please view our project references.
We have substantial experience of designing and managing study programmes in the United Kingdom and in other countries. Find more about our range of UK-based study programmes or View the schedule of programmes for 2012 in PDF format
We provide tailor-made study programmes, seminars and workshops at the request of governments, funding agencies and other public and private sector bodies. Find more about our tailor-made study programmes and seminars.
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