[Videoconference] Capacity Building for Government Officials
|Host||KDI School of Public Policy and Management;The World Bank; Tokyo Development Learning Center||Organizer|
Education is the key to development. It is a powerful equalizer, opening doors for all to lift themselves out of illiteracy that is one of the most prominent predictors of poverty. In particular, competency enhancement education and training for government officials is especially important. Its demand is increasing due to the expanding duty and skills required to meet internal and external needs for capacity development.
As the autonomous authority of local governments gets stronger, the skills required are changing. The general objectives of training government officials are: (1) to increase knowledge and skills, and (2) to increase motivation to perform.
Government officials may be required to take the Morale and Motivation Training Programs, which have been specifically developed to improve their ethics as government officials, since a good government is seen as an essential condition toward the wider goal of good governance. Governments may establish a program to provide work incentives and to meet the long-range training and short-range training needs of its staff.
The objective of this session is to highlight the importance of human resource development in general and public official training in particular for sustainable economic growth, through the best practices of different countries. To do this, three different cases of neighboring countries in capacity building for government officials will be introduced. They are expected to review theories and to analyze how education and training programs have contributed to enhancing state capacity at each stage of development.
The participants will learn how training and education for public officials contribute to promoting sustainable and broad-based development of a country. It is hoped that lessons will be drawn from the cases and recommendations will be made for partner countries, corresponding to their situation.
Program Schedule:in Seoul Time (11:00-14:00 /18 October 2012)
|11:00-11:30||Overview of topic||Chang Yong Choi|
|11:30-11:33||Opening & introduction of program||Victor Hsu (Moderator)|
|11:33-11:43||Introduction of participants at each site||
Victor Hsu (Moderator)
|Session 1: Korea’s case study|
|11:43-11:45||Introduction of speaker||Local facilitator||( Hye-Kyung Chung, Korea)|
|Korea’s case study||Chang Yong Choi|
|Q&A Session on Korea’s case study||Facilitated by Victor Hsu||
|Session 2: Japan’s case study|
|12:20-12:22||Introduction of speaker||Local facilitator||(Tomoyuki Naito, Japan)|
|12:22-12:42(20 min.)||Japan’s case study||Yukari Wada|
|12:42-12:57(15 min.)||Q&A Session on Japan’s case study||Facilitated by Victor Hsu||
Udayana University (Indonesia),
|Session 3: World Bank|
|12:57-12:59||Introduction of speaker||Local facilitator||( Moira Enerva,Philippines)|
|12:59-13:19(20 min.)||World Bank||Josefina Esguerra|
|13:19-13:34(15 min.)||Q&A Session on presentation of World Bank||Facilitated by Victor Hsu||
Sri Lanka DLC,
HCMC DLC (Vietnam),
|13:34-13:57(23 min.)||Q&A Session on all the presentations||Facilitated by Victor Hsu||All sites|
|13:57-14:00||Wrap-up discussion, conclusion and closing||Victor Hsu (Moderator)|