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Sharing the Learning
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PGI pays special attention to capturing and sharing the results of its work. As a result, an abundant literature is available to public sector leaders interested in joining the effort to modernize public governance or in lunching their own New Synthesis initiative in their country.


A New Synthesis of Public Administration: Serving in the 21st century
This book documents the NS journey, It presents the NS framework and international roundtable reports from the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Canada, Singapore, Brazil and Australia.

The book is also available in Danish and includes Danish case studies.

The New Synthesis Fieldbook introduces the NS exploratory cycle. International case studies from Singapore, Canada, Denmark and Finland are presented. It provides numerous examples of public transformations initiated by various countries through the lens of the NS framework.

  • The New Synthesis of Public Administration: Serving in the 21st century
    Bourgon, 2011
  • The New Synthesis of Public Administration: Serving in the 21st century – (Danish)
    Bourgon, 2017
  • The New Synthesis of Public Administration: Fieldbook
    Bourgon, 2017

Key articles and Publications

Scholarly articles and periodic publications also capture PGI’s work and ideas about public governance public innovation and public policy challenges:

Link for selected articles

Only Available on the PGI Website

PGI periodically publishes its work in progress. This material is used to prepare NS workshops and may ultimately be used in future publications:

Additional papers can be found under PGI’s Archive Project.

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Reflecting on the National Public Service Week of Canada, PGI has dug deep into our archives to share the first-ever digital Annual Report to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada. The Sixth Annual Report was Madame Bourgon’s final report to the Prime Minister of Canada as she was preparing to move on from her role as the first female Clerk of the Privy Council. Her final report is reflective of her esteemed tenure as Clerk, one that continuously pushed boundaries and guided the Public Service of Canada through an unprecedented period of change to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century.