Global Centre for Public Service Excellence
We aim to improve the public service capacities required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE), we believe that the states which invest in their administrative capacity will be successful in delivering the 2030 Agenda.
Based in Singapore, GCPSE aspires to be UNDP’s catalyst for new thinking, strategy and action on building effective, accountable and transparent public institutions [SDG Target 16.6], a target that impacts on the success of all other SDGs.
GCPSE does this by bringing officials, policy-makers and expert-practitioners together to facilitate continuous learning, stronger evidence, and South-South Cooperation. In our pursuit of public service excellence, we feature insights that can help build policy coherence and politically viable solutions.
Our approaches include:
- The Empowered Futures Initiative (EFI): we apply foresight methodologies and alternative futures in development contexts to make public service more resilient and inclusive. EFI supports ‘futures literacy’ in the analysis of long-term trends, adaptive planning and strategy development. more on foresight >
- New Public Passion: we advocate that partners pay greater attention to the intrinsic motivation of public officials, through sound administration, merit-based policies and a workplace culture that upholds integrity and fosters innovation. more on New Public Passion >
- Peer-to-Peer Learning Alliances: we seek to foster transformational leadership in public sector institutions. Peer-learning enables reform leaders to find more effective solutions informed by political economy and practical experience. more on Peer Learning >