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    On 22 July 2021, the UN ECOSOC Council approved the nomination by UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres to appoint Louis Meuleman for a 2nd term of 4 years as member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA). [...]

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Covid-19 and Metagovernance

AUG 2021  In a column in the PA Times of the American Society for Public Administration, Mauricio Covarrubias concludes that national leadership and coordinated action will remain critical and require metagovernance. “Challenges such as COVID-19 make it necessary to focus attention on a meta-level governance in which governments must demonstrate the ability to join together the multiplicity of organizations and interests to form a coherent policy fabric. (See: X. Wu, M. Ramesh & M. Howlett’s 2015 work, “Policy capacity: A conceptual framework for understanding policy competences and capabilities.” Similarly, Louis Meuleman, Vice Chairman of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), in his book Metagovernance for Sustainability: A Framework for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, argues that complex political challenges require meta-governance based on systems thinking, a comprehensive approach (taking into account all relevant aspects) and also a holistic view. In times where interdependence and global challenges are constantly increasing, the political capacity of central governments will be related to the ability to coordinate a unified national response between different level

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Podcast climate governance

JUL 2021Diederik Samsom (Cabinet Head of Exec VP Timmermans, European Commission),  Louis Meuleman (ps4sd and Berenschot), and Frederik van Dalfsen (Berenschot) discuss in a podcast governance responses to complex systemic challenges such as climate change.

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Appointment at EEA Scientific Committee

DEC 2020 – Louis was appointed on 10.12.2020 as member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency EEA, for the topics sustainability and foresight, and for a period of 4 years. This is a part-time assignment. Read more. […]

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Contribution of CEI to UN Agenda 2030 and its implementation in CEI Member States

In the framework of the 5th anniversary of the adoption of Agenda 2030, the Central European Initiative, a collaboration of 17 countries, launched the report “Contribution of CEI to UN Agenda 2030 and its implementation in CEI Member States”, made by a Public Strategy for Sustainable Development team with Ingeborg Niestroy (lead), Sally Nicholson and Gaetane Charlier, in cooperation with the CEI-Executive Secretariat. […]

Publications

Latest book now free viewing online

Louis’ latest book “Metagovernance for Sustainability: A Framework for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals” (Routledge – 2019) is now available for free online access […]

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    13 DEC 2021 – The 2021 United Nations Public Service Forum (UNPSF) will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 13 to 15 December 2021, under the theme “Innovating the Future Public Service: New Government Models for a New Era to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals”. Louis Meuleman will speak (via online connection) on Central Role of Public Institutions for Climate Action: Principles of Effective Governance for Sustainable Development. […]

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    9 DEC 2021– At the Public Governance Institute of KU Leuven University in Belgium, Louis Meuleman will give a guest lecture introducing the concept of metagovernance (governance of governance). […]

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    30 NOV 2021 – At the 2021 annual conference of the European Sustainable Development Network in Ljubljana, Louis Meuleman will give on 30 November a guest presentation during Leida Reinhout’s presentation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development; he will give a preview from ps4sd’s report on PCSD made for the European Commission, DG REFORM.

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What makes effective governance?

How does one know when countries have implemented good governance? Although a cornerstone of all developmental efforts and the sine qua non of sustainability, […]

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