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Public Service Research Forum

Launch of the Public Service Research Forum (PSRF)

The Branch Research and Analysis officially launched the Public Service Research Forum (PSFR) on 28 November 2014 at St Georges Hotel in Pretoria. The launch was attended by Senior Managers who are dealing with research from National Departments, Offices of the Premier as well as Research Institutions. The purpose of the forum amongst other things is to create a platform and network for engagement around the research agenda of sector departments and provinces in responding to the priorities of the National Development Plan and the Medium Term Strategic Framework.

Ms Colette Clark, the Deputy Director-General at Research and Analysis Branch made a presentation on the overview of the draft Public Service Research Strategy. Moreover, the Launch was marked by very informative presentations from officials of various organisations such as Productivity SA, National School of Government, Centre for Public Service Innovation, Human Science Research Council, Government Technical Advisory Centre, Statistics South Africa and Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. The presenters provided numerous research related projects that are currently being undertaken in their respective organisations. Also they presented on how the organisations could better collaborate with other departments in order to leverage on the available research.

As a way forward, the delegates welcomed the Launch and mandated DPSA to form a represented Working Group to take forward to inter alia further investigate the following:

    • The PSRF Terms of Reference.
    • The establishment of a public service research journal as a vital tool to ensure the capturing and sharing of knowledge.
    • The establishment of research portal or repository to ensure access to different types of research in the public service.
    • The hosting of an annual conference where public servants could present their papers and cases studies.



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Last update: 28 June 2016

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