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Good practices and innovations in public governance

United Nations public service awards winners and finalists 2012-2013

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This publication provides an overview of 91 successful innovations in governance and public administration from 38 countries that received the United Nations Public Service Awards, which is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. The purpose of this book is to disseminate, through descriptive case studies, information about innovative practices by looking at the problem that led to an innovation; the solution that was designed and implemented to respond to the specific challenge; the actors and steps involved in the innovation process, and lessons learned. Learning more about how public institutions from around the world have solved difficult governance challenges can be a powerful and inspirational tool for those engaged in improving public sector performance.

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Success stories from the United Nations public service awards winners (2012-2013)

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs facilitates the search for innovations in governance and public administration through the Public Service Awards Programme. This year, 47 public organizations were awarded with the most prestigious recognition of excellence in public service on 23 June, during the United Nations Public Service Day. The programme has five categories for which nominations of public institutions are submitted every year. The winners are from the following countries: in 1st place and 2nd place, respectively:

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