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Amman, (15/03/2015) King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACE), and in collaboration with the National School of Administration in France (Ecole nationale d'administration - ENA) and the King Abdullah II fund for development (KAFD), held a workshop on “Public Institutions and Policies”. This workshop came as part of KACE’s mission of spreading the culture of excellence in all sectors and highlighting the importance of governmental institutions and their policies through the development of leading employees in the public sector and providing them with the administrative skills necessary to enhance the level of their performance.

The workshop was conducted over two consecutive days 15 and 16 of March 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel, and targeted the candidates for the Distinguished Government Employee Award within the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for Government Performance and Transparency (sixth cycle 2012/2013). This workshop is considered the beginning of a series of workshops which will be convened by the Centre in collaboration with the National School of Administration in three stages in 2015. Each participant will abide by attending all the stages of the workshops in order to be certified by KACE and ENA. The training hours will be taken into consideration for the purposes of promotion according to the civil service bureau regulations.

In this workshop KACE hosted Mr. Charles Touboul, an expert from the National School of Administration in France, where he conducted a comprehensive review of public policies for developing and modernizing the role of the state. A discussion was also held on the government's work, co-operation between ministries, the organization of parliamentary action, renewable energy and sustainable development, long-term strategic planning, the design and evaluation of public policies, public services, and the relationship between the state and the citizen.

In addition, the expert from the National School of Administration in France, Mr. Charles Touboul, expressed his pleasure to be involved in such an event, and praised the King Abdullah II Center for Excellence for holding such workshops which raise important issues and open channels for sharing and benefitting from other countries’ experiences.

It is worth noting that Mr. Charles Touboul holds a master's degree in banking and financial law from the University of Paris, in addition to a master's degree in internal domestic law. Mr. Touboul has published several articles on the drafting of legislations and laws of corporate governance. He has also written many articles on finance-related issues in the public law from 2002-2006.