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SYMPA-V celebrates successful accomplishment of the programme

17/11/2014 - 13:29

SYMPA-V

The final session of the fifth SYMPA intake took place in Stockholm. The Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU International), SYMPA’s respected partner, has prepared an interested programme for SYMPA students. Thus young Belarusian public officers and potential officials got acquainted with the ‘Swedish model’ of public administration, public finances management, tax administration, local self-governance, and administration of education. »

The social commitments

17/11/2014 - 12:38

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How to improve the efficiency of using public funds in the social sphere? How to create optimal conditions for citizens to acquire social services of good quality?  How to strengthen the partnership between citizens and the government in the face of the serious challenges? Dzmitry Markusheuski answers these questions in our blog. »

"Belarusian-style modernization"

21/10/2014 - 09:39

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Uladzimir Kavalkin, BIPART expert, addresses the issue of modernization. "Belarusian-style modernization" means purchasing new equipment leading to unjust enrichment of the involved officials having no other interest. Uladzimir believes that the administrative control does not resolve the problem. It should be supplemented with transparency and accountability to citizens and society. Please see the expert’s suggestions in our weekly blog.  »

Lost in peace

09/10/2014 - 11:39

Martin Mull, Tea Party, 2010

Last week, Belarusian police has shot dead two civilians. Why "neutralization" of an offender does involve his "elimination" to wit death?  Is it possible to fight crime and other social problems with non-lethal means? Where the aggression comes from, and what should be done to reduce it? Dzmitry Markusheuski answers these questions in our blog. »