The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded one-week training course on Public Policy and Administrative Reform for 25 Lao government officials from April 23-27.
The course, held at the Lao-Singapore Training Centre, was conducted by Ms Ho Hsu Hsia from Blakrice, Singapore.
Through a mix of lectures, interactive activities, case studies, and experiential simulation exercises, the course aimed to provide an interactive forum for participants to share, explore, and discuss issues and challenges Governments face in modern policy development and administrative reforms.
Participants gained insights on Singapore’s approach to governance and management of public service and administrative reform.
The course was conducted pursuant to the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI).
Under the IAI, Singapore conducts 20 to 30 courses a year at the Lao-Singapore training Centre, focusing on areas of public governance, finance, urban management, hospitality and tourism, civil aviation, as well as IT skills and the English Language.
About 600 Lao officials are trained each year and more than 12,500 Lao government officials have benefited from the Ministry’s various training programmes under the Singapore Cooperation Programme since 1993.
Source: Lao News Agency