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A crowd of scientists, managers and policy makers gathered together at the 2nd Asian Forum on Public Management in Hanoi on September 9, which focused on enhancing the efficiency of public area reform.

The two-day event was co-organised by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Academy of Politics Region I, the OECD Korea Policy Centre and the Korean Institute of Public Administration (KIPA).

Participants discussed issues related to public administration, opportunities for renovating public administration in OECD areas and in Asia in general, future challenges for the field and public-private cooperation in the context of public area reform.

Initiatives shared at the forum are expected to promote development cooperation between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) with the latter bringing experience to Vietnam in implementing plans and measures to reform public administration.

Through six working sessions, attendees will debate efforts to enhance reforms within OECD and in the Southeast Asian region while reviewing renewals made by the RoK government in the field.

Aspects of Vietnam’s recent administration reform process, including reform of public administrative procedures; intensification of policy and law making for sustainable development; and application of e-government in the public area, were also on the table.

The workshop underlined the necessity of paying attention to managing and developing the labour force, noting that it is a basic condition to build capacity serving reforms.-VNA