The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June 2 - June 4, 2022

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...relating to public administration and policy. Good opportunities for networking.

N.D., Georgia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

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E.Z., Bulgaria, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

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...Sessions were interesting, scholars were engaging and all the social events were amazing!

B.K., Kazakhstan, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

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V.J., Netherlands, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

...I must say that the PhD pre-conference seminar was the most useful seminar of my life. Very well...

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P.W., Denmark, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

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D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

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M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

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L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

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 Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program  

for the  30th NISPAcee Annual Conference
  Program Overview
Panel: Policy Development and Coordination
Author(s)  Eka Akobia 
  Caucasus University
Tbilisi  Georgia
Dr. Eka Akobia – Professor, Caucasus School of Governance, Caucasus University 
 Title  Centralization of Policy Development and Coordination Systems – The Case of the Government of Georgia
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Giorgi Bobghiashvili, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Georgia has been implementing comprehensive public administration reform since 2015. One of the pillars of the reform is Policy Planning and Coordination aiming at the development of a policy making process by improving the policy planning system, strengthening the link between policy planning and budgeting, and building strong mechanisms for monitoring, evaluating, and accountability. The paper aims to review this case in the background of Digital-Era Governance (DEG) - a new theoretical paradigm of public administration. Three key themes of the DEG have been used for the analysis - Reintegration, Needs-based holism and Digitalization. In particular, the paper will test to what degree the key assumption under each theme is applicable to the case – whether the system envisages processes of joined-up governance (JUG), re-governmentalization, reinstating central processes, needs-based reorganization, data warehousing, etc. The paper has also considered the aspects of mindset change in public administration that affects the proper introduction of the innovation in the public sector. Finally, the paper has also reflected on how a crisis, such as a pandemic, impacts on Policy Development and Coordination systems in the public sector.