High-end challenges need high-end skills. The government led by Mario Draghi is certainly facing a demanding task: defining the best way to use the 209-billion-euro European Recovery Fund. A key condition to face this challenge is that the entire public administration system is up to the job and able to act in a timely and effective manner.
A first move of newly appointed Minister of Public Administration Renato Brunetta appears to fare this way by creating a committee to advise him on how to shape the Recovery Plan in the PA sector. Two SDA Bocconi professors have been called to join the team: Carlo Altomonte, Associate Professor of Economics and Raffaella Saporito, Associate Professor of Practice of GHNP.
“The European Commission’s guidelines to improve the quality of public administration are compelling. They rely on high-impact actions to reduce the administrative burden, improve the management of public funds, having public administration facilitate innovation,” commented Carlo Altomonte. The invitation addressing the two members of our faculty highlights the School’s solid and well-known expertise in public governance and especially our work on managerial innovation in the competitions for public recruitment.
“Investing in the public administration’s human capital implies not only announcing recruitment competitions and organizing training courses but aligning strategy, organizational models and competences as a starting point to reinvent the face (and faces) of our public services,” said Raffaella Saporito. “We need a solid and clear vision to guide the process without hindering the autonomy of the various agencies: on the contrary, when innovation is successful, we have to support it and help disseminate it.”
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