Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration

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Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration
Formation5 December 1960 (61 years ago) (1960-12-05)
TypeInternational non-governmental organization (NGO)
PurposePublic administration and governance education and practice
HeadquartersNational College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines
Coordinates14°39′23″N 121°03′35″E / 14.656294°N 121.0598308°E / 14.656294; 121.0598308Coordinates: 14°39′23″N 121°03′35″E / 14.656294°N 121.0598308°E / 14.656294; 121.0598308
Area served
Asia Pacific
  • 11 state members
  • 100 institutional members
  • 667 individual members
Alex Brillantes Jr.

The Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) was formed "In order to advance the economic and social development of the Region through the promotion of the study, practice and status of public administration and adoption of adequate administrative systems", by international treaty signed in Manila in the Philippines on 19 June 1958.[1] EROPA was officially formed on 5 December 1960.

EROPA is a partner of the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN).[2] EROPA also has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.[3]

The Philippines remains the center for its activities, since having hosted the first Regional Conference on Public Administration 7 to 20 June 1958, with EROPA being based out of National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines.

In addition to the headquarters in the Philippines, it has four active centers:


The membership of EROPA includes states, institutions, and individuals.[8]

(Current/Active) State members:[3]

  1.  Philippines (founding member)
  2.  Japan (founding member)
  3.  Vietnam (founding member)
  4.  China (assumed from the founder member  Taiwan)
  5.  Thailand (1961)
  6.  South Korea (1962)
  7.  Malaysia (1966, 2022)
  8.  Indonesia (1969)
  9.    Nepal (1983)

(Current/Inactive) State members

  1.  Iran (1963)
  2.  India (1985)

(Former) State members:

  1.  Australia (founding member)
  2.  Pakistan (1965)
  3.  Papua New Guinea (1976)
  4.  Bangladesh (1995)


List of conferences organized by EROPA (as per their website):[9]

Topic Place Date
First Regional Conference on Public Administration (formed EROPA) Manila, Philippines June 7–20, 1958
Strengthening Local Administration for Economic and Social Development Manila, Philippines December 1960
Urban Administration and Economic Development Tokyo, Japan October to November 1961
Personnel Management and Administration Bangkok, Thailand October 1962
Central Services to Local Authorities New Delhi, India October to November 1963
Financing Development Tokyo, Japan May to June 1964
Organizing for Development Seoul, South Korea November 1964
Technical Assistance Bangkok, Thailand January 1965
Asian Consultative Conference on Foreign Service Development Manila, Philippines September to October 1965
Administration of Land Reform for Rural Development Taipei, Taiwan October 1965
The Role of Public Administration in National Development Berlin, Germany and New Delhi, India October to November 1966
Administration of Social Development Tehran, Iran December 1966
Administrative Reforms in Asia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 1968
Population Growth in Asia Philippines April 1970
Administrative Implications of Rapid Population Growth in Asia Manila, Philippines May 1971
Curriculum for Development Administration Bangkok, Thailand November 1971
Implementation: The Problem of Achieving Results Tokyo, Japan October 1973
Asian Development Strategies and the Role of Public Enterprises Tehran, Iran October 1976
Reassessment of Public Administration Indonesia November 1977
The Management of Integrated Rural Development Jakarta, Indonesia June 1981
Social Change and Administrative Reforms Towards the Year 2000 Seoul, South Korea October 1983
Local Government and Rural Development Philippines November 1983
Delivery of Public Services in National Development Bangkok, Thailand December 1985
Power and Social Responsibility: Elections in Asia and the Pacific Philippines February 2–6, 1986
Public Administration in a Changing National and International Environment Manila, Philippines November 1987
Public Administration in the 1990s: Challenges and Opportunities Kathmandu, Nepal December 1989
Accountability in the Public Service Malaysia October 1990
Administrative Reforms Towards Promoting Productivity in Bureaucratic Performance Beijing, China October 1991
Decentralization Towards Democratization and Development South Korea October 1992
Public Administration and Sustainable Development Tehran, Iran November 1993
Comparative Public Sector Reform Australia November to December 1994
New Trends in Public Administration for the Asia Pacific Region: Decentralization Tokyo, Japan September 1995
Public Administration in Promoting Economic Development Manila, Philippines March 1996
Public Service Management: Achieving Quality Performance in the 21st Century Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 1997
Administration in Transition Macau SAR, China October 1998
From Government to Governance Manila, Philippines June 1999
Developing Asia’s Public Services: Sharing Best Practice Hong Kong SAR, China October 2000
Governance as Partnership: State, Civil Society and Market Organizations Bangkok, Thailand November 2002
Public Administration and Globalization: Challenges, Opportunities and Options New Delhi, India October 2003
Globalization, Security and Development Apia, Samoa October 2004
Role of Public Administration and Governance Stakeholders in Attaining the Millennium Development Goals Hanoi, Vietnam October 2005
Modernizing the Civil Service in Alignment with National Development Goals Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam November 2006
Service Quality in the Public Sector: An Outcome-Based Approach Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran November 2007
Governance in a Triptych: Environment, Migration, Peace and Order Manila, Philippines October 2008
Public Governance in Challenging Economic Times: Human Resource Development at the Battlefront Seoul, Korea October 2009
Public Administration and Disaster Management Kathmandu, Nepal November 2010
Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations in Public Administration in the Next Decade Bangkok, Thailand February 19–23, 2012
Challenges to Administrative Reform: Learning from the Past and in Search of Excellence in the Future Jakarta, Indonesia October 28 - November 1, 2012
Enhancing the Quality of Government: Government, Governability and Governance Tokyo, Japan October 15–19, 2013
Public Administration and Governance in the Context of Regional and Global Integration Hanoi, Vietnam October 19–24, 2014
Modernization of Governance: Reforms and Good Practices in Emerging Markets Shanghai, China October 17–21, 2015
iGovernance: INNOVATIVE. INCLUSIVE. INTEGRITY-BASED[10][11] Manila, Philippines October 10–14, 2016
The Role of Public Governance in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming, Empowering and Network-Building[12] Seoul, South Korea September 11–15, 2017
Public Administration in Managing Global Megatrends: People, Public Services, Institutions, and Ethics Bali, Indonesia September 16–20, 2018
The Future of Public Administration: Rethinking Resilience, Equity, and Sustainability in the Region and Beyond Manila, Philippines September 22–27, 2019
Public Governance for Inclusive Growth: Accountability, Engagement, and Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID 19 Pandemic Era (virtual) Bangkok, Thailand July 30, August 2-3, 2021
Governance and Public Administration in COVID-19 Pandemic: Learning, Innovations, and Reforms in Managing Global Changes (virtual) Kathmandu, Nepal September 13-15, 2022


EROPA produces the biannual journal Asian Review of Public Administration (ARPA) since 1989.[13] The organization also produces the quarterly newsletter EROPA Bulletin since 1976.[14]


  1. ^ "Constitution of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA), as amended 9 December 1960, ATS 21 of 1961". www3.austlii.edu.au. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ Network, UNPAN - United Nations Public Administration. "UNPAN Partners". www.unpan.org. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "History". Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  4. ^ "NHI". National Human Resources Development Institute. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ "国际交流". Chinese Academy of Personnel Science. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Local Autonomy College English Pamphlet" (PDF). Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication. Local Autonomy College, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, Government of Japan. May 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Membership (active states members)". Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Conferences". Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  10. ^ "2016 EROPA Conference". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  11. ^ "EROPA 2016 Conference". Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  12. ^ "EROPA 2017 Conference". Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Asian Review of Public Administration". journals.sfu.ca. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  14. ^ "EROPA Bulletin". Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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