Seminar

On 3 and 4 September, the National School of Public Administration (Enap) and the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management (MP) will hold the International Seminar “The Role of the State in the 21st Century: challenges for public management.”

The event will take place at Centro Internacional de Convenções do Brasil (CICB), in Brasília (DF), and will bring together government leaders and national and international specialists to discuss the future of the State and the challenges posed to its leaders to strengthen the public administration as a catalyst instrument to the development process of nations.

Targeted at managers and senior executives who work in public administration, business leaders, academics and researchers, this seminar aims at generating reflection, bringing knowledge and fostering debates on emerging themes such as sustainability, regulation, development models, innovation and governance, and at stimulating discussion of new assumptions and strategies that may enhance efficiency and quality in public services.

National governments now face new challenges regarding the role of the State as an agent of economic and social development. Whereas, in the 1980s and 1990s, the debate was influenced by the fiscal crisis and, consequently, by the reduction of its duties, the crisis of traditional economic models and the new configuration of the international economy have brought about refreshing discussions about public management, capacity building, promotion and innovation in governance arrangements  that may point to a development project consistent with the opportunities and new challenges facing national States.

Methodology – For two days, special sessions and panels will address the following topics: The developmental State; The entrepreneurial State; Governance and sustainability; Fiscal governance; Development and innovation; Challenges for Brazilian development; Challenges for Latin American development and challenges for the development of emerging countries.

Besides, the following themes will be discussed in these conferences:

– Building  the 21st Century Developmental State: Challenges and Possibilities;

– Busting the Myth of Private versus Public Sector;

– Green Economy, Institutional Change and Long-term Sustainability ;

– Sustainable Development in the Post 2015 Agenda;

– Financial Governance: What Changed and What Didn’t?;

– Policy Dialogues in Industrial Policies and Innovation;

– Innovation and Development: Intellectual Property Constrains

– Knowledge Governance: Reasserting the public interest;

– Strategic Dimensions of the Brazilian Development;

– Development Challenges for Emerging Countries in a Global Era

 The International Seminar “The Role of the State in the 21st Century: Challenges for Public Management” is sponsored by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) and has the support of the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Center for Strategic and Management Studies(CGEE), and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

The seminar aims at generating reflection, bringing knowledge and fostering debates on structuring themes such as sustainability, regulation, development models, innovation and governance.