Ministerial visit and signing of the Memorandum of Understanding
Strong public service is a vital part of delivering critical services to citizens. As a result public service reforms are an ongoing process in many countries around the world, including Indonesia.
The APSC has been, for a number of years, working with the Indonesian Public Service to assist with its Bureaucratic Reform process.
At a meeting in Canberra in April 2013, the APSC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Administrative Reform. The MoU establishes a strategic partnership between the two agencies.
Both agencies have expertise in public sector management and reforms, and through the MoU, will share this expertise to jointly drive and support systemic bureaucratic reforms in their respective countries.
The Australian Government recognises that good public sector governance is critical in enabling a developing country to address its development challenges and reduce poverty. Improving governance supports citizens and communities in sharing the benefits of economic growth, stability and development and is essential for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
The Commission and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) partner to develop public sector capacity throughout the Asia–Pacific region—particularly in the Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and, more recently, Africa. Programs are being delivered that support good governance and build public sector capability and institutional capacity to provide the foundations for sustainable reform.
The links below provide more information on the international work of the Commission.