Dear participants of the course “Public Management”
I would like to update you with some information I have announced during the last lecture:
The setting of the exam is the following one:
- Exam date is 22 April, 09.00-12.00 for attending students and 09.00-13.00 for non attending students.
- You will sit in front of your computer with Zoom switched on (which allows to monitor the exam). The Zoom room will be announced at a later time.
- It is an open book exam. You can use Internet and books.
- You will receive one assignment and will have to write an essay about this topic. You will have to apply the theories learned during the course.
- The exam time is 3 hours (180 minutes). After the three hours, you will have to submit the essay by email to my address as a Word File or PDF.
- Non attending students (less than 80% presence in the virtual classroom) must answer one additional question and write an additional short essay answering this question. They get 1 additional hour (60 minutes) for this task.
- All essays will be checked by a dedicated antiplagiarism software.
Example for Mid-Term and Long-Term Financial Planning in English
You asked me to provide examples for Mid-Term and Long-Term planning in English speaking countries (you have already received a Swiss example in Italian language during class):
City of Christchurch (New Zealand):
Long-Term Plan 2018-2028 and Annual Plan show the use of performance indicators and global budgeting
City of Melbourne (Australia):
Council Plan 2017-2021 and Annual Plan and Budget 2019-2020 show the use of performance indicators and global budgeting
A good overview on best practices in performance budgeting, edited by OECD (2018) can be found here:
Book Chapter and Slides Used in Class
Some students asked me what text they could read in order to better understand the content of the slides.
I always upload some additional articles for each chapter of the lecture. If you read these articles, you have a better understanding of the content of my slides.
The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration goes beyond the content of the slides. It links the basic concepts I present in class with current global challenges.
Corona Virus and Public Administration
I recommend you to analyze how public administration is dealing with the Corona Virus crisis reading newspapers or watching TV. I will not do a class presentation on this as planned during the last lecture (because the grade is only based upon the final exam) but will incorporate it during the various lectures in the following two weeks.
I am looking forward seeing each other on 8 April 2020 at 14.00.
The updated syllabus with the exam information and the updated schedule is uploaded.
You can enter the classroom through the following link:
I have uploaded the updated syllabus (including the exam information) on this page:
Whenever you have questions or requests, do not hesitate to contact me!
Visiting Professor University of Rome Tor Vergata