The course started on April 14 and ended on June 9, 2011, was attended by 25 young Afghan civilian officials from both national and local administrations.
The project was the result of a fruitful cooperation between the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Italian National School of Public Administration (SSPA) and was part of the Italian Assistance Programme to the Afghan Institutions in order to contribute to a system of coherent national and sub-national governance and to raise the efficiency of the Afghan PA at both levels.
During the 8-weeks course foreseen by the programme, the participants attended high-level courses on the main topics and in a number of field trips, with institutional and cultural visits.
The course took place in Rome and Caserta and in Florence and it was divided in the 8 following modules:
- Introduction to Italy: public and private institutions at work in a decentralized system.
- Public management I (the new public management)
- Public management II (project management and ethics)
- Public Finance and State Accounting in multilevel governance
- Human resources management
- Communication and Leadership
- Institutional visits
- The EU as a case of devolved Sovereignity
Presented at the Conference: 5th Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue on Public Management, September 25th to 27th, 2012, Jordan.: "Learning from Afghanistan and Somalia: How to improve capacity building in fragile situations", Federiga Bindi, Marco Amici and Andrea amici