Good Governance Project: ‘Reformcraft

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The project has produced a number of results:

A model of good governance for Canada (‘reformcraft’) that includes action levers and criteria to measure progress. The model has been discussed at 15 round table discussions with more than 160 people across Canada from all walks of life and was also shaped by many bilateral conversations as well as by other governance-related work. The result is a simplified version of the model. (See Annex B).

An increased awareness amongst a number of opinion leaders in all sectors, of the importance of moving towards ‘good governance’, and support for continued discussion (the beginning of a network).

Advances in understanding about the nature of challenges to good governance and ways to think about it differently that are available (in speeches, articles, handouts etc.) and are of interest to experts and practitioners around the world.

Contacts with senior officials in the European Union (EU) which can be used and built upon in order to learn from experiments going on there and with key people in the international community like Professor Yehezkel Dror, Advisor to the Club of Rome who are interested in governance.

A certain degree of profile for the topic of good governance through the project work itself plus lectures (e.g. John Carson Lecture, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, February 2000); articles to be published (e.g. in Optimum Magazine published by Prospectus Inc. and Consulting and Auditing Canada, June 2000 and a book on public administration and policy reform in the U.S. and Canada to be published by Mosaic Press, Oakville, Canada); speeches and /or adjudicated papers (e.g. paper submitted for the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management’s (CAPAM’s) biennial conference in South Africa in October 2000).

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