News and views

Welcome to PAI’s news and views page, here we will update you with all the latest happenings. You will find news on recent consultancy projects, information on brand new workshops and insights from Workshop Directors and many more. 

Cubans visit PAI

Following our previous successful collaboration with the University of Havana, Ministry of Higher Education in Cuba, we hosted experts from the University’s Centre for the Study of Public Administration at a special study visit to London and Cardiff in January. The programme was funded by the British Embassy in Havana and focussed on Local and Regional Government and Devolution: Policies and good practice for local autonomy, economic development and sound financial management.

International best practice in training for Armenia

We’ve recently won a very interesting new project to develop a needs-based training system for the Civil Service in Armenia. We will be implementing it in consortium with Avenue Consulting Group from Armenia and the Irish Institute of Public Administration. Part of a World Bank funded programme on Public Sector Modernisation, our work will involve developing a needs assessment methodology, defining the main criteria for training of civil servants, designing a range of training programmes and setting out a system for recognition of international certificates.

News archieve
Keeping cities moving

Professor Gavin Drewry, PAI Workshop Director
‘Britain among the world’s worst for traffic jams’ – the headline of a news item in The Times newspaper, on 6 February 2018. The report revealed that, as measured by the average amount of time spent by motorists in peak time traffic, read more…

“What is a public service without integrity?”

This question was asked by one of the participants in the two workshops held between 12 and 16 November and it perfectly sums up the focus of the discussions held. The workshops, which explored read more…