LAGPA Virtual 2020, 2020 – 19th to 22nd October (4:00pm – 7:00pm Bogotá time)

The LAGPA Annual Conference 2020 will held for the first time by internet , on October 19th -22nd , 2020 from 4 pm-7pm, Bogotá time. This year we count with the support of the Universidad del Valle (Cali-Colombia), the Escuela Superior de Administración Pública – ESAP - (Colombia) and the Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV - (Brazil).

Please, see below the matters of this edition:

  • Panel 1: COVID-19 pandemic. Public policy responses and risk management.
  • Panel 2: Transformations in Public Administration: governance and technologies.
  • Panel 3: Deconstructing inequalities: the role of public policies and social movements in the construction of inclusive societies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

These topics above will be presented in three panels and discussed (in Spanish) in a round table with experts in governance, public administration, and public policies from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, United States, among others.

See the Program here!

Information about registration will be available on due time.

Any other doubt, please write to Cesar Alfonzo, LAGPA/IIAS Executive Secretary, to

2019 Annual Conference , Quito, Ecuador, September 9 th - 10 th

The Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA), regional expression of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), organized with the Instituto del Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN) - Ecuador, the Universidad del Valle - Colombia and supported by the Universidad Internacional del Ecuador (UIDE) and the Fundação Getulio Vargas – Brazil, the 2019 LAGPA Annual Conference was held in Quito, Ecuador, on September 9th-10th, 2019. These are the topics were discussed during the Conferenc :

  • 1- Initiatives in the Latin American Public Administration oriented towards the Sustainable Development Objectives.
  • 2- Migrations in Latin America: public policy initiatives and comparative experiences.
  • 3- Innovations in Public Management.

2018 IASIA-LAGPA JOINT CONFERENCE , July 23th – 26 th - Lima, Peru

With the support of the Public Service Agency (SERVIR) of Peru and the Universidad Católica Sedes Sapientiae (UCSS).


2017 LAGPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE , September 11th - 13th - Lima, Peru

The event was sponsored by Universidad del Valle (Colombia), ESAN University (Peru) and close collaboration of the Getulio Vargas Foundation through the Executive Secretariat of GLAP, regional expression of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IICA) . The event brought together experts in Public Administration from countries such as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru to discuss three topics: "PRIVATE CORRUPTION TOWARDS THE PUBLIC SECTOR: FACTS AND IMPACTS"; "NEW RIGHTS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC POLICIES "; "EMERGENCY OF NEOPROTECCIONISMO IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF MARKET LIBERALIZATION". The conference had a special session on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with representatives of Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru.

2016 LAGPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE , October 10th - 12th – Cali, Colombia

Organized, in partnership with Universidad del Valle (UNIVALLE) of Colombia and the support of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, the GLAP Annual Conference 2016. The event brought together academics, consultants, students and professionals to discuss experiences and trends that highlight the highlights of Public Administration in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the occasion, some 60 experts in public policy and representatives of the main institutions in Latin America will meet in Cali. The topics addressed were: "PUBLIC POLICIES AND ECONOMIC MODELS IN LATIN AMERICA"; "NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT, STATE CORPORATIVISM AND GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY"; "CENTRALISM AND TERRITORIAL GOVERNANCE"

2015 LAGPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE , October 5th and 6th – Cartagena, Colombia

Organized by the Higher School of Public Administration (ESAP), the Universidad del Valle, both prestigious Colombian institutions, and the Getulio Vargas Foundation of Brazil, it was attended by around 30 leading specialists in Public Administration from 9 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, accompanied by professionals, academics, doctoral students and young researchers. In total, 48 participants from 12 countries. The agenda included nine presentations and debates on three main issues: "ENTREPRENEURIAL GOVERNMENTS"; "PUBLIC POLICIES FOR EQUITY AND INCLUSION"; "CITIZENSHIP AND DIGITAL". In the framework of the Conference, the Statutes of the Group were reviewed, adapted and approved and César Rojas Alfonzo was elected as Executive Secretary of GLAP / IICA.

2014 LAGPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE , October 13th and 14th – Brazil

Organized at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, brought together more than 35 participants. The agenda was structured around three sequential panels, dedicated to the critical understanding of relevant experiences in the region. Topics: "PROSPECTION AND STRATEGIC PLANNING", "NEW INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PROVISIONS", "EVALUATION OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS".

THIRD PLENARY SESSION, October 23th-25th, 2013 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2019 Annual Conference

Held at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) facilities, with the assistance of thirty-one experts from nine Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru); Topic: "CREATION OF THE LATIN AMERICAN OBSERVATORY FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION". On that occasion, the Group Coordination was transferred to Prof. Bianor Scelza Cavalcanti (FGV-Brazil).

SEMINAR-WORKSHOP , April 11th and 12th, 2013 - Lima, Peru

It had a preparatory character for the creation of the Observatory of Public Administration in Latin America (OLAP) and was attended by 12 representatives of universities affiliated to the Group, from Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Brazil. Subject: "LATIN AMERICAN OBSERVATORY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (OLAP)".

SECOND PLENARY SESSION, June 18th - 22th, 2012 - Merida, Mexico

Within the framework of the 2012 IIAS Annual Congress, the Latin American Group for Public Administration (GLAP) and the National Institute of Public Administration of Mexico (INAP) developed the panel "DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN LATIN AMERICA", with the participation of 35 practitioners and academics.

SOUTH AMERICAN CHAPTER, November 20th and 21th, 2011 – Bogotá, Colombia

It brought together 39 practitioners and academics. Subject: "THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC SPACE: A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY".

CHAPTER 1 and 2 - CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN , June, 2011 - Guatemala: Held in Guatemala City

With the participation of 28 professionals and academics. Topic: "STRENGTHENING OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN A STATE OF LAW"

FOUNDATION MEETING , August 19th and 20th, 2010 – Chiapas, Mexico

In Tuxtla Gutiérrez, convened by the Institutes: National Public Administration and Public Administration of the State of Chiapas, under the auspices of the Government of that State, was constituted the LAGPA, regional expression of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, as an independent and plural space of understanding and conciliation of ideas to raise awareness about the importance of keeping the alliance between institutions alive and always positive of the State, organized society and citizenship in each Nation of Latin America. Topic: "THE ROLE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRIES OF LATIN AMERICA".