Governance, Fragility and Sustainable Development

Proceedings of the 2016 GIFT-MENA Annual Conference
Monday, April 17, 2017
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Organized in Paris on October 12-14, 2016, the Seventh Annual Conference of the GIFT-MENA Network was a precious occasion to gather 5 ministers of Civil Service, Administrative Reform and Governance from Ivory Coast, Egypt, Lebanon, France, and Senegal. A ministerial panel was organized to highlight the role of the State in a change environment and its resilience, as well as the added value of institutional cooperation, namely traingular cooperation.
More than 150 participants from 16 Arab countries, 7 European partner institutions and 11 regional and international organizations were present to debate on development piorirites, democratic governance and public action in the MENA region, as well as to highlight the lessons learnt needed to reinforce the central role of civil service training schools and institutes.
The present publication summarizes the works of the conference and the recommendations resulting from two days of active dialogue and exchange.