RIETI Policy Symposium

Professional Approaches to Policy Making - Beyond New Public Management -

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Summary and Observations

Program / Handouts Friday, June 6th

13:00-13:15 Opening Remarks
13:15-13:30 Introduction of Participants: Conference Chair and Participants
13:30-17:00 First Session: Civil Service Reform in the 21st Century and Required Skills for Professional Policy Makers
Coordinator:
SHIROYAMA Hideaki (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)
Presentations:
Geoffrey John MULGAN (Director, Prime Minister's Strategic Unit, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom)
"Professional policy and strategy -the UK experience"
Presentation [PDF:728KB]
SAITO Takeshi (Director, Administrative Reform Promotion Office, Cabinet Office)
Elaine Kamarck (Director of Visions of Governance for the Twenty-First Century John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
"Required Skills for Professional Policy Making in Post-Bureaucratic, 21st Century Government"
Paper [PDF:56KB]
Comments:
Steven KELMAN (Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
IIO Jun (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, GRIPS)
NISHIYAMA Keita (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / METI)
Discussion
Q&A
17:00-18:30 Reception

Program / Handouts Saturday, June 7th

10:00-15:00 Second Session: Skills of 'Professional Policy Makers' as can be sampled out from the cases
Presentations:

Christopher HOOD (Professor, Oxford University) - left
Martin LODGE (Lecturer, London School of Economics) - center
SHIROYAMA Hideaki (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo) - right
"Civil Service Policy-Making Competencies: Comparing Ministries of Industry in Three Countries"
Presentation [PDF:56KB] Paper [PDF:120KB]
"Civil Service Policy Making Process and Competencies in Japan: METI Case"
Presentation [PDF:56KB] Paper [PDF:164KB]
Discussion
Q&A
Presentations:
Suk-Won Lee (Professor, Seoul National University)
"Launching and Implementing Electronic Procurement System in Korean Government"
Presentation [PDF:1MB]
Lim Huay Chih (Head, PS21 Office, Public Service Division, Prime Minister's Office, Government of Singapore)
"Policy Making Qualities & Competencies - Singapore's Experience"
Presentation [PDF:1.4MB]
HAYASHI Ryozo (Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Policy and Policy making in Japan"
Presentation [PDF:76KB]
MASUDA Masanobu (Director, Department of Health and Social Services, National Institute of Public Health)
"Characteristics of the Policy-Making Process in Establishing the Japanese Long-Term Care Insurance System"
Presentation [PDF:100KB]
Discussion
Q&A
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-17:45 Third Session: Educational Program for Enhancing Policy Making Capacity and International Cooperation
Coordinator:
KATO Junko (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Presentations:
Steven KELMAN (Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
"TRAINING PUBLIC OFFICIALS FOR THE TWENTY -FIRST CENTURY"
Presentation [PDF:32KB] Paper [PDF:60KB]
KANEMOTO Yoshitsugu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, University of Tokyo)
"Establishing a Public Policy School in Japan: An Economist's Perspective"
Presentation [PDF:108KB]
SHIROYAMA Hideaki (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)
"Public Policy School of The University of Tokyo"
Presentation [PDF:20KB]
IMAMURA Tsunao (Professor, Chuo University)
Comments:
AKIZUKI Kengo (Professor, University of Kyoto)
FUJINO Tatsuo (Director-General, National Institute of Public Administration, National Personnel Authority)
Discussion
Q&A