BIPA Talk is an event that gathers decision makers in the kingdom of Bahrain, managers, heads of departments and others in both the private and public sectors to become engines of positive change.
Subject of the talk
Methodologies for resolving Governmental challenges
PDIA – Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation
For Directors and Chiefs in the public sector and similar job-levels within the Private Sector
Date: Tuesday 27th August 2019
Time: 8AM – 10am
Venue: Diplomat Hotel, Al Muharraq Hall
The solution to government challenges requires well-thought-out methodologies, using innovative ways and means to make ideas into realistic solutions to these challenges, which need in collaboration among all stakeholders. The new methodologies of solving governmental challenges are based on the best international administrative practices and the mechanisms of re-employment in line with the local needs, towards achieving administrative sustainability that meets the citizens’ aspirations through increasing efficiency and quality of public services.
From this aim to create radical management improvements, external bodies (expert firms, NGOs and multilateral organizations), have defined and codified best practice solutions based on successful modern institutions, and then offered those solutions to recipient countries to copy, thus measuring their success by incidence of such copy. Therefore, organizations within recipient countries develop the ability to sustain legitimacy by imitating the forms of modern institutions without achieving their functionality; this phenomenon is called “isomorphic mimicry”
Dr. Mathew Andrews
Associate Professor and lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Harvard University
• What are the new conceptual models of state capability that go beyond transplanting other countries institutional blueprints?
• How can government institutions, from within themselves and using their resources, achieve proficiency at addressing non-simple, non-technical problems that are implementation intensive such as reducing corruption in procurement, providing dispute resolution …?
• Why shouldn’t institutions use the same methods and modalities of engagement they use for logistical or policy problems when facing implementation-intensive or complex, adaptive challenges?
• What are the mechanisms to identify problems, to construct and deconstruct the problems, to refine the problem based emerging experience, and to ensure that the problem provides some aspirational goal for action and plausible entry points to start executing change?