Vol. 6 No. 2 (2021): 16th issue

Dear Reader,

We are pleased to present the 16th issue of the International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice published by the Astana Civil Service Hub twice per year. This issue includes three articles.

The first article is a contribution of Alisher Eranov and Shokhrukh Nuraliev, both from the Agency for the Development of Public Service Under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It examines the pilot application of key performance indicators in 12 selected local districts throughout the country in 2020. This performance measurement system uses 73 indicators to assess district governments’ local policy implementation towards achieving their objectives. A conclusion of this article is that if concrete, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound KPIs are adequately set up, the probability of achieving the envisioned performance results is high.

The second article is written by Omarova Kumys, Baitussupova Saule, and Omarov Meirat. It examines the effect of the COVID19 pandemic as a factor in the transition of the Kazakh Civil Service to telecommuting. The authors conducted a regulatory assessment, and a SWOT analysis and administered a survey among employees of various ministries and government department of the Republic of Kazakhstan to assess the state of affairs of remote employment regimes in Kazakhstan, from a legal point of view and gather the opinions of government employees about teleworking looking at a range of relevant factors and issues.

The third article is written by I. I. Hancherenok and Xai Unge, the Director of the Belarusian-Uzbek Interdisciplinary Institute of Applied Technical Qualifications and an expert at the Department of European and Central Asian countries, Chinese People’s Society for Friendship with foreign countries, respectively. They are discussing science-based public governance systems from Woodrow Wilson, President of the US to Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China. The article emphasises the need for further modernisation of the public governance system and the development of managerial competencies and creativity to ensure that the innovative potential meets the requirements of high-quality development of the state and society. It suggests forming a new architecture of mutually beneficial cooperation and contributing to the achievement of harmonious synergy between man and nature within the concept of science-based development.

The Editorial Team

Published: 2021-09-01