Paraguay’s Ministry of Public Service strengthens its training and local partnerships
By: Raquel Elizabeth Iglesias
On Tuesday, June 25, the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Service, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Universidad Columbia del Paraguay. The objective of this agreement is to develop academic programs, mutual technical and scientific research initiatives as well as the implementation of various training projects for public servants. The Ministry of Public Service has been involved in a number of projects that address the salient challenges of public employees and rekindle the human resources management policy for the Paraguayan government. Having a well-trained labor force will directly cause a positive impact in the national economy, social policies and overall cultural development.
Columbia University of Paraguay, through the signing of this bilateral agreement has shown an interest in mutually understanding and addressing the technical, cultural and academic endeavors that are greatly needed for Paraguay’s government employees of the 21st century. Columbia University has become a leader of Digital and E-learning education platforms in Paraguay, this agreement will bring together a myriad of skills and current training research results from the academic and government sectors, which are expected to improve and rekindle the current training programs for government officials in Paraguay.
While maintaining the same objectives, the National Institute of Public Administration of Paraguay – INAPP, has presented and received approval of the curricular program to the Ministry of Education and Culture, in order to be recognised as a training institution of Public Administracion. INAPP, starting next month, will begin to train the first group of students who will receive over 2052 hours in training spanning over two years of study. Students will be awarded the Associate Degree in Public Administration. The goal of the institution is to be accredited in order to conduct Bachellor or Undegraduate as well as graduate degree programs. INAPP is expected to receive such accreditation within the next year.
The Ministry of Public Service (La Secretaría de la Función Pública – SFP), was created in 2000 through the presidential act of 1626, the leadership of SFP reports directly to the Presidency of the Republic. National Legislation outlines this institution as the central government entity for the implementation of public policy and institutional development for all government agencies and ministries. Among its primary attributes is the formulation of management policy and professional training for government employees and executives. The Ministry of Public Service is dedicated towards implementing and drafting the Human resources policy and management of other officers focused in technical training of public employees for the Paraguayan government. Its mission is to formulate and guarantee the implementation of policies that assure high quality in public admiration services and professional development for all government employees, while focused in raising their bar of professionalism that would generate better services to communities.
The SFP is a transparent institution, close to professional communities and on behalf of Paraguayan government is at the forefront in implementing cultural changes and current reforms in public management and human resources policy.
– Raquel Elizabeth Iglesias, Director of the National Institute of Public Adminstration in Paraguay (Instituto Nacional de la Administración Pública del Paraguay-INAPP)
– Translated in English: Peter M. Tase