Singapore-Chile Third Country Training Programme - Good Practices in Public Sector Management


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Gain insights on Singapore’s and Chile’s approach to governance and how they are translated to policies for implementation.
•    Analyse the key considerations and approaches of public policy development. 
•    Describe Singapore’s and Chile’s public administrative and financial reform initiatives.
•    Describe key frameworks of human resource management in the Singapore and Chile public sector. 

Topics Include

•    Approach to Governance
•    Transparency in Public Policy Development and Government Administration:
       - Policy Making in the Context of New Governance Challenges
       - Public Trust, Transparency and Engagement 
       - Public Procurement
•    Public Sector Reform:
       - Public Service for the 21st Century (PS21)
       - Whole-of-Government Initiatives
       - Modernization of Public Service Delivery
       - Building a Future-Ready Public Service
•    Human Resource Management in the Public Sector

Participant Profile

•    Nominated by their Government;
•    Mid to senior level government officials who are involved in the planning and/or policy of human resource development in their civil service;
•    Proficient in English; and
•    In good health.

Conducted in

Santiago, Chile

List of Eligible Countries

•    Antigua and Barbuda
•    Bahamas
•    Barbados
•    Belize
•    Dominica
•    Grenada
•    Guyana
•    Haiti
•    Jamaica
•    Montserrat
•    Saint Lucia
•    Saint Kitts and Nevis
•    St Vincent & the Grenadines
•    Suriname
•    Trinidad and Tobago

In addition, representatives of CARICOM and OECS Secretariats are invited to participate.

Terms of Award

This award typically covers:

•    An Economy Class round-trip air ticket between the respective international airports;
•    A daily training allowance from the first day to the last day of the course [Complimentary breakfast is provided in the hotel from the first day to one day after the course.];
•    Airport transfers to and from Santiago airport and hotel;
•    Training fees, including lecture fees, administrative fees, and teaching materials.
•    Medical insurance for participants to cover accidents and hospitalisation during their stay in Santiago in accordance with the policy of a local insurance company; and
•    Accommodation for the entire duration of the course

Application Procedure

Step 1 Invitation.

The General Information Brochure will be conveyed to eligible countries/territories/inter-governmental organisations about twelve weeks prior to the commencement of a course. You can also find more information about courses under the SCP on this Website.


Step 2 Application.

Interested applicants should be suitably qualified and holding relevant portfolios to the programme you are applying to. - Please complete the online application form which can be accessed via the button below. Send your application form to your Supervisor and designated National Focal Points for Technical Assistance for endorsement.

Step 3 Confirmation.

Successful applicants will receive a Conditional Letter of Acceptance and Confirmation Letter via email.

- Please check your email and submit the necessary travel documents/flight tickets to confirm your attendance as early as possible.

- Your place is confirmed once the travel documents/flight tickets are verified.

- Please ensure that your passport or travel document has a minimum of six-month validity period and (if required) you have obtained the visa(s) for transits and/or entry into Santiago.

- Please bring along the Conditional Letter of Acceptance to Santiago to facilitate airport clearance.

This Course has limited seatings. Selection of candidates for the limited number of training awards will be based on merit.

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