May 2004
    Ireland: Minister Moves Forward on Review of Public Administration
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Terzic: Public Administration Reform Is a Requirement on the Road to European Integration
    USA: America Online, College Savings Plan Announce Partnership
    World Experts Unite in Urgent Effort to Fight Deadly Disease
    Sierra Leone: Spotlight Falls on Corruption in Sierra Leone
South Africa: ICC Promises Corruption-Free World Cup
Kenya: Heads May Roll in Government Attack on Corruption
Mozambique: Parliament Reexamines Law Against Corruption
South Africa: Anti-corruption Act Is Inspiring
    South Korea: Major Parties Sign Pact to Boost Economy
India: NDA's 5-Year Rule Full of Corruption: Sonia
Bangladesh: Form Independent Anti-corruption Commission: B Chy
Pakistan: Kutchery Culture Paints Judicial Corruption
Bangladesh: Bangladesh to Set up Anti-corruption Commission
Sri Lanka: Commission to Probe Fraud and Corruption in Samurdhi
Australia: Anti-corruption Body Chiefs Revealed
China: Chinese Local Government Asks Children to Turn in Corrupt Parents
    USA: AP Interview: Connecticut Governor Says Corruption Probe Overshadows His Good Actions
USA: Corruption Fallout
    Kenya: We'll Shape Up the Civil Service, Says Minister
Ghana: PSC Will Organize Annual Lectures
South Africa: Unions Table Civil Service Wage Wishes
Zimbabwe: Arbitrator Awards Civil Servants Pay Increase
Zimbabwe: State Awards Civil Servants Additional 50 Percent Pay Rise
South Africa: 10 Eastern Cape Civil Servants Nabbed for Fraud
    China: Beijing Civil Servant Delegation in Hong Kong for Exchange Program
Pakistan: Chief Justice Questions Civil Servants Income
New Zealand: Public Service Boss Sounds Warning on Hikoi Participation
New Zealand: Public Servants and Political Demonstrations
Malaysia: Massive Transfer of Civil Servants Soon
Brunei: Over 50 Civil Servants Take Part in Adat Istiadat Course
Singapore: Civil Service Flexi-hours Get More Flexible
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur's Great Civil Service Reshuffle
Malaysia: MM Focus: Shake-up in Civil Service
India: Topper of Civil Services Examination Wants to Remove Poverty
India: Utkal University Student Tops Civil Services Exam
Singapore: Top Civil Servants Use Luxury Cars for 'Practical Reasons'
    Ireland: Civil Servants Asked to Be a 'Sport' and Decentralise
UK: Fraser in Civil Servants Broadside
Italy: Mazzella, Increase in Citizen Confidence in Civil Service
Italy: Civil Servants: Maroni, Raising Public Spending Would Be Suicide
    Canada: Civil Servant Fired Over Quebec Seperatism
Canada: Civil Servants Punished for Taking Gifts
USA: Downsizing Now a Painful Reality for Civil Services
USA: Harvard Receives Gift to Promote Public Service
Canada: Quebec to Cut 16,000 Jobs
USA: Civil Service Nomination Refused in Interest of Diversity
USA: Washington Mall Hosts Annual Salute to Public Servants
USA: Voters Support Civil Service
    South Africa: E-Government Systems Help Deliver Essential Services to the Poor
Nigeria: FG Inaugurates E-Government Board
South Africa: Computer Virus Hits Public Service
    New Zealand: NZ Can Learn from Singapore E-government
    Ireland: Hanafin Publishes Upbeat R-gov Report
Ireland: Open Source 'Too Costly' for Irish E-gov
UK: UK Head of E-government to Be Announced Soon
UK: Whitehall Softens 2005 E-gov Targets
Netherlands: Netherlands Climbs Global E-gov Rankings
UK: UK E-gov 'Needs Shaking Up'
UK: E-gov Website for Small Businesses Launched
UK: Tories to Fight on Public Services
UK: Milburn: Let Charities Run Public Services
UK: UK 'Slips Down E-government Table'
UK: Survey Shows E-government Development Slowing
Italy: Public Administration: Sicily Wins Award
Italy: Public Administration Forum Prize to Veltroni for Efficiency
UK: Public Services to Organise Annual Lectures
EU: Europe Connects E-gov Good Practice
UK: Peer Welcomes Public Service Proposals
    UAE: UNDP Lauds Dubai Municipality's e-Government Initiative
UAE: Success of E-governments Is Linked to Implementing the Right IT Platform, Says BEA Systems
    USA: E-gov Must Get Market Savvy, Survey Says
USA: Study Finds E-government Progress Has Leveled Off
USA: Parran Wraps Up Public Service
Canada: Study: Canadian E-gov Maturity Ranks First Globally
USA: Havelock Launches E-government
USA: Santa Rosa, California Utilizes Accela's E-Government Solution to Provide On-line Services to Citizens
USA: This Is the Week to Honor Public Service Employees
USA: Rice Alumnus Pushes Public Service in Commencement Address
USA: Kerry Urges Public Service
USA: WPPI and Wisconsin Public Service Sign Long-Term Power Supply Agreement
    E-gov Entering Adolescence - Initiatives Worldwide Mature, Focus on Serving Citizens
    Ghana: Civil Servants' Savings Loans Scheme Disburses 1.7 Billion Cedis
    Europe: European Public Finance Banks Likely to Post Healthy Q1 Results
Slovakia: Ruling Coalition Agrees to Increase 2005 Public Finance Deficit
UK: Tax Avoidance 'Robs Public Services'
    USA: Brown Says Davison Also Backed Sales Tax
USA: Dismantling California's Public Services: Budget Crises Hit State, County and City Governments
USA: Tax Policy Focus of MSU Forum
USA: Sound Budget Key to Sound Tax Policy
    Nigeria: Privatization of NEPA: Where Do Workers Stand?
    Pakistan: Workers Termed Prime Stakeholders in Privatization Policy
Thailand: Bangkok Power Privatization Protests Held
Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan to Speed up Uzbekneftegaz Privatization
    Iraq: Privatization of Warfare
Israel: Discount Privatization to Continue
Israel: The Privatization of the Supreme Court
Israel: Discount Employees to Hold Emergency Conference Before Privatization
    Canada: Quebec Shelves Privatization Plan
USA: Private-public Partnership Brings Back Shovelnose Sturgeon after 50-year Hiatus
USA: Public-Private Partnership Hopes to Revitalize Downtown

Minister Moves Forward on Review of Public Administration

NIO Minister, Ian Pearson today stated that responses to the recent consultation on the Public Administration (RPA) review, demonstrated a strong desire from the people of Northern Ireland to see the number of public bodies here cut significantly. His comments followed a series of meetings held with the main political parties, to update them on the themes emerging out of the Review. Outlining the next steps in the Review of Public Administration process, Mr. Pearson said: "I am committed to delivering a more effective and efficient system of public administration to the people of Northern Ireland."

The Minister said, whilst a considerable degree of work still needs to be done to flesh out the proposals, he saw the final model including: o A significant reduction on the numbers of public bodies, including Health Service bodies; o Local councils being reduced from 26 to single figures, but having more powers, and boundaries that are fully aligned with other service pro