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Kohei Suzuki contributed to the research project 'Reforming Public Administration in Libya'

Kohei Suzuki, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Administration contributed to the research project ‘Reforming Public Administration in Libya’. The brainstorming meeting was organized by the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) in Turkey.

Suzuki was asked to participate in the brainstorm meeting to offer insights from recent findings of empirical studies on public management reform. He also served as a reviewer for the final report of this project. Suzuki suggested advice to improve the research project from a broader perspective. He presented about the key characteristics of good bureaucracy based on previous empirical studies and his own research.

Key characteristics of effective public administration

In his presentation, Suzuki discussed the growing number of transnational empirical studies on bureaucracy. Suzuki explains that results of recent empirical studies show that there are several key characteristics of effective public administration: impartiality in bureaucratic decision making, meritocracy in personnel policy, representative bureaucracy and collaborative governance. He ended his presentation by giving implications for public administration in Libya.

Read Suzuki's presentation here

Kohei Suzuki is Assistant Professor at Institute of Public Administration, the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University, the Hague, the Netherlands. His research examines how bureaucratic structures and administrative reforms affect policy outcomes, bureaucratic behavior, and broader governance outcomes with a comparative perspective.

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