Young Civil Servant Library

Young Civil Servant Library series is published on a regular basis within the framework of the State Program of Training and Attraction of Youth to Civil Service and Service in Local Government Vodies and Creation of Conditions for Their Professional Growth that was approved by a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from September, 10, 2003 # 1444 and Program of Civil Service Development for 2050-2010 that was endorsed by a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from June 8, 2004 # 746.

The series includes educational and methodological materials aimed at improving professional expertise of young civil servants and local self-government officials, creating environment for their continuous self-training on public administration issues, improving their practical skills and capacity and enhancing level of young people’s awareness of public administration and local self-government issues.

In 2008-2010, translated SIGMA/ОЕСD publications on the issues corresponding to the priorities that have been determined upon the results of Ukraine’s governance assessment by SIGMA in 2006 were published. The set includes four publications:

  • Public Policy Management: Key Stakeholders
  • Secretariat of the Government: Coordination of Public Policy and Management of Changes in Personal Composition of the Cabinet
  • State Procurement in the European Union
  • E-democracy: Hopes and Problems

Young Civil Servant Library series from previous years includes the following publications:

Socio-psychological Aspects of Managerial Activities

The Civil Service as a complex and rather special type of public administration has a variety of demands of civil servants depending on their office, nature and specifics of their assigned job. The title presents a review of social and psychological phenomena in the Ukrainian public, unveils psychological specifics of individual and group behaviour, reviews the psychological framework of managerial communication and influence in both theory and practice. Special attention is paid to such issues as arranging an efficient interaction within the ‘public administration bodies – the public’ system, and shaping a positive image of the government and its representatives. The guidebook is a rich source of practical advice ranging from psychological tests (to identify one’s personality type, style of management, ability to listen etc.) to practical recommendations to civil servants (on how to improve one’s personal charisma, prepare managerial decisions, prepare a report, coordinate a meeting etc.) to personal improvement tips (methods of efficient memory use, managing one’s attention, strengthening one’s will and individual creative capacities, managing inter-personal relations etc.).

E-governance Technologies

The process of information and communication innovations implementation in the public administration domain requires an understanding of approaches towards development of conceptual provisions, building basic theoretic models and programme mechanisms with due consideration to existing international experience, as well as the ability to forecast outputs and outcomes throughout the process of their implementation and operation. The book reviews specific features of e-governance technology application for making and adopting governmental administrative decisions. Much attention is paid to the major e-governance components, IT aspects of E-government information system development; sample models and structures necessary for its operation are also reviewed. The authors further present e-document turnover systems, overview organisation and managerial basics of e-governance service implementation complete with their relevant definitions, links, classification, and delivery vehicles. A special consideration is given to issues of geo-information system implementation in public administration

Manager in Bodies of Public Administration and Local Self-Government

Ukrainian statehood development must be followed by an efficient Civil Service HR support technology. Managerial activities are activities of special nature that are characterized by conscientious and purposeful way of individual self-actualisation in the field of practical management in order to attain spiritual transformation through the totality of outputs and outcomes; this represents people’s most general attitude towards forms of managerial practice. The title provides an in-depth highlight of manager’s personality, the nature, organization and functions of managerial activities, psychological and managerial requirements to its implementation, tactics, strategy, technologies and style of management. It will contribute to setting up efficient interactive environment inside working groups and to paying more attention to due performance of job-specific assignments.

Glossary of Public Administration Terms and Definitions

It may not be possible to institute and develop the science of public administration without first setting up the body of concepts and definitions. The key problem in grasping the subject of public administration is about recognising its progress, in other words, the genesis of the subject in the context of the world’s administration practice and Ukrainian statehood development. The Glossary contains definitions and descriptions of more than 660 basic terms and notions of most use in public administration theory and practice. A considerable portion of the glossary body comprises terms that have made it to the administrative lexicon of late in the process of public administration development in Ukraine.

All publications are availible in ukrainian .