The Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM) at Carleton University focuses on political and administrative reform projects in the developing world, post-communist societies and post-conflict regimes. Building on the expertise  located in the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) and the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) at Carleton University, CGPM’s overarching, long-term goal is to be recognized nationally and internationally as a leading Canadian centre of expertise on public sector and public management reform in transitional and developing countries. To achieve this goal, CGPM’s activities will concentrate on three key areas: public administration/management, public sector leadership, and policy development and implementation.

Under the direction of Dr. Leslie A. Pal and Dr. Piotr Dutkiewicz, CGPM will contribute to and strengthen SPPA/FPA capacity in the following four areas:

  • Research – by providing new research opportunities for individual faculty members and SPPA by participating in CGPM’s projects, seminars and conferences. It also will provide additional opportunities for field research and in future will engage in policy debates in the field of good governance both in and outside of Canada;
  • Teaching – by organizing speakers’ series, inviting renowned scholars, developing new cases (linked to field work) and teaching tools based on international examples;
  • Institutional Capacity of SPPA (and other FPA units) – by stimulating institutional links with Canadian and international research centres and universities, NGOs and organizations that work in the fields of northern development, local governance, labour market, gender (those areas in which SPPA has shown comparative advantages);
  • Publications – CGPM will open new publishing opportunities, mainly for graduate students and new faculty by organizing a new e-journal on public management reform.

Proces Areas

Recently CGPM entered a partnership with the Valdai Club (see: Partnership)