This project leverages an existing, and funded, SIPA/EMPA project to study the educational needs of public sector managers in Brazil, and expands it to include India and China and the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Teachers College. Our joint project, by exploring public sector innovation (and stagnation) in the areas of city management, public health policy, and education policy, within three crucial BRIC countries will enrich Columbia’s teaching and research capabilities. In the process, it will also position SIPA’s MPA and EMPA programs in a national and international leadership role in the new area we define as “Global Public Management Studies.”
Our project will create a forum for the study of how the process of globalization itself has changed the roles of public managers.
Our project will create a forum for the study of how the process of globalization itself has changed the roles of public managers. In building on the collaboration of our colleagues at the Global Centers in Rio, Mumbai and Beijing, our research project will examine successful cases of innovation, (and continued areas of policy failure) in the key areas of city management, public health and education policy from these three BRIC countries. We will then integrate our findings into our teaching on campus and disseminate them across the Global Center Network and through the wider academic community in a major public forum and through the publication of three edited volumes.