Department of Public Administration and Development Management


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Department has a vision “to become centre of excellence in Public Administration and Development Management in eastern Africa”.

To this end, the department has objectivesto:produce competent graduates in the area of public administration and development management;conduct researches and transfer knowledge in the field of public administration and development management;conduct need based short term training and consultancy services; offer community service through community outreach programs; andserve as forum for excellence, partnership and knowledge dissemination.

Finally, to achieve its aforementioned objectives the department  has laid its foundation on values like:

  • Excellence,
  • Representativeness and  equity,
  • Integrity and professionalism,
  • Transparency and Accountability,
  • Stakeholders participation and empowerment,
  • Collaboration and partnership,
  • Team spirit and
  • Non-partisan.

Department of Public Administration and Development Management is located in the College of Business and Economics (Main Campus). Currently, DPADM (Main Campus) is teaching undergraduate in Public Administration and Development Management and postgraduate (MA in Development Management). At present, the department works closely with partner organisations – regional, national, international (Public Governance Institute at  KU Leuven (Belgium), www.kuleuven.be)and the third sector (NGOs) – Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA,www.ccrdaethiopia.org).

Further, the department looks forward to widen its networks and work with new partners to support governance and sustainable development in Ethiopia and beyond.  Lastly, in addition to teaching and learning the department is conducting researches in its thematic areas i.e  Public Policy Analysis, Governance and Development, Performance Managment, Public Values, Leadership and Change Management and Public Finance and Budgeting.


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