Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA)


National Conference

Exploring the Governance Agenda:  Dimensions and Dynamics of Public Sector Reform


Cebu Normal University, Cebu City

 4-5 October 2012

Background  and Purpose


The Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA) will hold a national conference on 4 and 5 October 2012 at Cebu Normal University, Cebu City. The Conference will be co-sponsored with the Association of Schools of Public Administration of the Philippines, Inc. (ASPAP), the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC), Cebu Normal University, and other academic institutions, participating agencies of government and the private sector, as well as civil society organizations.

The conference will be an occasion to showcase the distinctiveness and comparative advantage of public administration and governance education: its “inter-disciplinarity” and appliedness.  As such, the conference will highlight the role of public administration in addressing critical development constraints, which vary from one country to country and at the national and sub-national government levels.  It will put value on addressing specific governance sectoral areas inter and intra governmental dimensions with institutional and evidence-based analysis that bring together disciplines serving as a platform for “fusion” of social sciences and applied research approaches, i.e., public administration.

These may cover, but not limited to, the following:

1) Public Administration and Environment;

 2) Public Administration, Governance and Culture;

3) Public Administration and Disaster Risk Reduction;

4) Public Administration, Public finance and Democracy;

5) Public Administration and Human Capital Development; and

6) Public Administration and Development Economics.