The Second Phase (2010-2012)

The project eGovernment capacity building through knowledge transfer in least developed countries: The Bangladesh case will be implemented in three stages. It will build on work conducted by the project team in 2008 in Bangladesh under an earlier PSLP grant.

In stage one, the effectiveness of previous training sessions were evaluated as the first step towards a new curriculum design process. Input was sought from an expert advisory committee as well as from public service leaders in Bangladesh. Work to develop materials for the training package will begin. Project leaders, Professor Shirley Gregor, Dr Ahmed Imran from ANU and Tim Turner from UNSW@ADFA are working in partnership with the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC).

In stage two, trials of the training package will be conducted with pilot groups in Bangladesh and Australia and the program will be offered for the first time at BPATC. This stage will continue detailed evaluation of the reception of the training package. The accompanying textbook on eGovernment will be a first for a least developed country.

In stage three, the training package will be offered for a second and third time, but in these instances with an emphasis on local trainers. Final evaluation and reports will also be produced.

The counter part organisation for the second phase  - BPATC

The Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) is the apex training institute in the public sector and emerged as an autonomous organisation in 1984. BPATC trains the officers of government, autonomous and non-government organisations. Courses include the Foundation Training Course for new entrants to the Bangladesh Civil Service, an Advanced Course on Administration and Development (ACAD) for the Deputy Secretaries and a Senior Staff Course (SSC) for the Joint Secretaries and their equivalents. The centre also conducts a number of short courses. The objectives of these courses include making officers aware of the policies of the Government, familiarising them with Government rules and regulations and apprising them of recent changes in the field of Public Administration (www.bpatc.org.bd).