The Lien International Conference on Good Governance is a biennial event jointly organized by the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). Generously supported by the Lien Foundation, the conference gathers local and international academics, practitioners and researchers to examine major issues in governance, public service delivery and evaluation.
Nanyang Centre for Public Administration
NCPA is Singapore’s leading institution that provides public governance and administration training programmes for regional and international organisations. Among its 15,000 alumni, many are holding decision-making positions on all levels of government in their countries, including ministerial-level leaders, mayors and heads of organisations. Students come from all over China and from other nations such as Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia.
NCPA offers two Master’s programmes targeted at Chinese government officials, namely the Master of Science in Managerial Economics (Chinese) and the Master of Public Administration (Chinese and English) programmes, also known as “The Mayors’ Class”, as well as short-term customized executive training programmes to nurture and prepare students for professional, managerial and leadership positions and careers in government and public agencies. The Centre also offers the Master of Arts in Contemporary China (English), an inter-disciplinary programme which is designed to serve the needs of mid-career professionals who are seeking an empirically-grounded and theoretically-informed understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural development of contemporary China.
Besides courses, NCPA conducts and facilitates interdisciplinary fellowship and research programmes focusing on public administration, economic policies, environmental issues, healthcare and social welfare policies, as well as economic development. The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship is centered around an exchange programme resulting in a research project that fosters intellectual and cultural sharing in the interests of social development and economy prosperity. For more information, visit www.ncpa.ntu.edu.sg
America Society for Public Administration
The ASPA is one of the largest and most prominent professional associations for public administration. ASPA serves the principal arena for linking theory and practice within the field of public administration and the Public Administration Review (PAR) is ASPA’s premier publication that links theory and public management practice together. Chinese Public Administration Review (CPAR) is the section’s official academic journal. For more information, visit http://www.aspanet.org/
International Institute of Administrative Sciences
The IIAS is a worldwide platform to exchange ideas that promote knowledge and practices. It also aims to improve the organization and operation of public administration and to ensure that public agencies can better respond to the current and future expectations and needs of society. IIAS provides a forum where practical experiences and theoretical analyses of experts (academics and practitioners) in public administration from all across the globe are presented and discussed. For more information, visit http://www.iias-iisa.org/