The International Seminar "Innovative Experiences in Effective Public Management" was organized by the OAS Department for Effective Public Management and the National Authority for Government Innovation of Panama; and was held in Panama City on March 13-14, 2014. Its objective was to publicize and disseminate innovative experiences in effective public management with the aim of strengthening the multilateral and horizontal cooperation efforts that the DGPE promotes in the region with the mission of contributing to making public institutions increasingly transparent, effective and with mechanisms for citizen participation.
During the seminar, initiatives from the countries of the region were presented in five (5) panels: Panel 1: Planning and/or Evaluation of Public Policies; Panel 2: Open Government and Access to Public Information; Panel 3: Inter-Institutional Coordination of Public Policies and Programs; Panel 4: Quality in Public Policies; and Panel 5: Human Resources Management.
The speakers presented innovative experiences in public management together with representatives of various international organizations such as the Latin American Center of Administration for Development (CLAD) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is worth mentioning that nine (9) Member States participated through their authorities of the governing entities in public management and representatives of their Missions: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, St. Kitts & Nevis, Suriname and the Bahamas.