High Performance Government

Program Agenda

The HPG Program Format

This program is highly participative, focusing on real public sector needs, international and regional best practices, latest technology integration and performance measures addressing public sector competency.

The program is designed to give you a critical understanding of the key competency areas required for success within the public sector - enabling you to make more informed and economically viable strategic decisions. The case studies and real scenario simulation is the vehicle through which we maximize the competency development and ensure ideas on strategic implementation can be tested and appraised.

PLUS Real Scenario Simulation

MILE Alumni Community and Community of Practice (CoP) after the program, the participants get unique access to MILE Alumni Community which ensures that all course participants remain connected amongst themselves and with the previous MILE Alumni forming a network of great worth influential executives. Also you gain access to Community of Practice (CoP) which is the most modern tool to consolidate your learning and to keep your knowledge fresh such that you can achieve continuous professional development over the period of time.

The program is made up of modules from five main competency areas, as well as the comprehensive real scenario simulation:

  • Government Productivity
  • Corruption & Transparency
  • Revenue Management
  • Role of Technology
  • Talent Retention
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
The Competitive Advantage of Nations: The Role of Government Public Finance Challenges and Government Revenue Management Fighting the Challenges of Corruption and Transparency Winning the Talent Wars: developing the future public service Government 3.0
Date Session A Session B Session C Session D Session E
7:00 to 8:30 8:45 to 10:15 10:30 to 12:15 1:45 to 3:15 4:00 to 5:30
Saturday - 25 Jan 2014 Hotel Check-In and Program Registration
Sunday - 26 Jan 2014 The Competitive Advantage of Nations: The Role of Government

How can we best frame public policies to maximize a nation's productivity has been a key question for all governments in the OIC world. OIC member countries seem to play a vital role in the global economy.

According to the ICDT Annual Report of 2012-13 OIC members represent 22 per cent of the world population and despite global economic crisis the trade of the OIC Member States continued to grow. The top three OIC actors of the world trade include Saudi Arabia (USD 458 billion), UAE (USD 455 billion) and Malaysia (USD 415 billion).

However, it has been noted that OIC member states have been more vulnerable than other developing countries to the negative effects arising from the instability in international markets and the fluctuations in international commodity prices.

In this module, participants will discuss How Countries Compete: Strategy, Structure and Government in the Global Economy. We will discuss how governments set direction and create the climate for a nation's economic development and pro¬fitable private enterprise. Drawing on case studies, economic analysis, and guest speakers, the module provides rich and insightful examinations of different government approaches to growth and development - leading to both success and failure.

Monday - 27 Jan 2014 Public Finance Challenges and Government Revenue Management

Well-managed government revenues present a big opportunity especially for the low-income resource-producing countries (LIRPCs). However, achieving efficient public ¬finance and government revenue management poses signifi¬cant challenges in the form of the so-called "revenue management curse" a complex phenomenon through which an abundance of revenues can translate into stagnation, waste, corruption and conflict. Some of these challenges derive from the macroeconomic and budgetary difficulties of managing large and volatile economies. The management of public fi¬nance revenues pose important intergenerational, political economy and governance challenges.

This module discusses how to overcome these challenges, and explores suitable solutions including the implementation of prudent macroeconomic policies and the strengthening of the institutional framework, and in particular, of the Public Financial Management (PFM) system. It also explores various revenue models including the public private partnerships that are gaining enhanced acceptance and producing proven results.

Tuesday - 28 Jan 2014 Fighting the Challenges of Corruption and Transparency

Corruption has become a global challenge in the past decades, and -unfortunately - exists in all sectors of society. It damages a country's development by undermining faith in public institutions, increase costs for ¬firms and discourage both foreign and domestic investments.

It is not a moral imperative for countries to make the leap to responsible government and departing from oppressive and corrupt policies; ¬fighting corruption and promoting transparency is becoming a 'basic need' for citizens, and a 'must have' for international investors and trade partners.

According to Transparency International's 2009 report corruption is a growing challenge for the business sector in the OIC world. Six of the 12 most corrupt countries in the world with score of less than 2 are from OIC countries; and 32 countries or 84.2% of the OIC countries ranked score less than 5, while 25 countries score 3 or less, indicating a high level of corruption.

Corruption falls disproportionately on the poorer members of society and hinders them from accessing scarce services. Civil society organizations in OIC member countries are demanding greater transparency as a key component in ¬fighting corruption and empowering people living in poverty.

Increased transparency is often dependent on political will, and civil society around the world is actively challenging their governments to open up systems to public scrutiny. When governments do not have the capacity and/or the will to launch administrative reforms to remove the opportunities for corruption, adding external pressure on officials by increasing the risk of exposure might be a workable alternative.

This module will provide detailed insights to challenges of corruption and how enhancing transparency can help improve the environment in the OIC world. The participants will discuss international case studies of what works and will get an in-depth overview of the required Change Management approach to ensure successful implementation of policies in this space.

Wednesday - 29 Jan 2014 Winning the Talent Wars: developing the future public service

Key to socio-economic development of OIC countries lies in harnessing the whole range of creative capabilities, potential of high level manpower and its optimum utilization. Ever persisting brain Drain continues to deprive the countries of expertise and skills of the most talented men and women who have chosen to settle abroad. The existence abroad of a large number of professionals has been a concern to the Governments, as it constitutes a serious Drain on the manpower resources available for development. A majority of analysts consider that brain Drain is an exodus of human capital and, therefore, a curse for homelands.

In order to facilitate talent retention the OIC countries have to take emergency measures which may include improving of the infrastructure, promoting rapid industrialization, strengthening the agricultural sector, and providing adequate health care for all, including the rural population. Accordingly, besides strengthening existing arrangements, it is important to explore ways and means for launching a new initiative in order to implement the specifi¬c recommendations on brain drain. This session will explore several solutions to this overarching challenge and will develop strategies to curb brain drain phenomenon.

Thursday - 30 Jan 2014 Government 3.0

The advancement of technology and information systems have brought a revolutionary change in governments just as they have a affected the private sector performance and operations. In order to capitalize on the technology advancements several governments have undergone grueling process of change management. The present era is witnessing a substantive change in the operations and performance of the governments, as the modern digital governments are much more efficient and e affective. However, as technology is advancing at a rapid speed what is good today does not appear to be good for tomorrow and the governments have been clogged in this race for technology advancements which has become a major challenge. Many governments are facing difficulties to maintain their speed of transformation with the pace of technology advancements and this situation is creating several challenges.

Similarly, the role of technology, information systems and especially social media has never been as prominent in public sector as it is now.

This module caters to the diverse technological advancements and presents suitable strategies to harness the power of technology to provide better services and more impactful policies. It will cover topics such as Big Data, Mobile Government, and Enterprise Resource planning and will feature guest speakers on the coming changes in technology.

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