Headlines: June 18th, 1997

The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) has announced a ‘Service to the Public’ awards programme for 1998. The programme is a joint venture with KPMG Centre for Government and a Malaysian partner. It will focus on the quality of service provision, including diversity, equity and quality.All submissions will be reviewed by a Jury comprised of international public administration experts who have a broad knowledge of global as well as local public administration and management issues centring on economics, social and cultural context and geographical variables. The Jury will be chaired by CAPAM Past President Gordon Draper, of Trinidad and Tobago. The ‘Service to the Public’ theme is deliberately broad to encourage all countries to participate.

Finalist will present their papers to the Jury at the 1998 CAPAM Conference in Malaysia. There will be gold, silver and bronze awards. Further information from: William S Robins, CAPAM, Toronto. Fax 416 920 6574.