Headlines: August 14th, 2000

There is growing interest across the world in the way public services in the UK are being radically changed. The Publicnet website is a barometer of the increasing attention being given to the change programme and a steadily rising number of overseas visitors are registering their interest in e-government, education and health reforms and improving performance. To meet this demand Publicnet and the British Council are collaborating to bring the daily news and information service through Publicnet Briefing to a growing list of countries. Christine Skinner of the British Council said: “Using Publicnet is the easiest and quickest way to keep up with front-line developments in the UK public sector and one of the keys to getting the main message of the overall governance agenda.”British Council offices overseas forward the daily e-mail to their contacts in government offices, universities and business schools with an interest in the management of public services.

Publicnet Briefing is currently delivered to Argentina, Bulgaria, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Rumania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam, USA, Peru, Venezuela, and Yugoslavi