Intergovernmental Partnerships

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Referring to the period beginning with the inception of the National School of Government to the present, send me:

1. a list of all meetings, partnerships, and/or agreements between the National School of Government and government or intergovernmental organizations outside of the United Kingdom that provide educational, learning, training, or professional development programs to their respective employees. Government organizations outside of the United Kingdom include, but extend beyond, the following examples:

The Federal Executive Institute (United States of America)

The Canada School of Public Service (Canada)

The Institute of Public Administration (Ireland)

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (India)

Intergovernmental organizations include, but extend beyond:

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

2. With respects to the answer to the items above, send me a list of organizations with which the National School of Government has entered into an agreement of confidentiality.

Yours faithfully,

Mark

Christopher Mallett,

Dear Mark

Thank you for your request for the information specified in your email dated 4 October 2008.

I am dealing with this enquiry under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will ensure you receive a response as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Christopher Mallett
Librarian
National School of Government
Sunningdale Park
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 0QE
tel: +44 (0)1344 634286
fax: +44 (0)1344 634118
email: [email address]

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Christopher Mallett,

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Dear Mark

Thank you for your request for information on government and intergovernmental partnerships dated 4 October 2008.

Please find attached a document which I hope answers your questions. It consists of two lists.

1. The first list details meetings that have been held between the National School of Government and government or intergovernmental organisations outside of the United Kingdom that provide educational, learning, training, or professional development programs to their respective employees since the inception of the National School of Government in June 2005.

2. I have found no information that the National School has entered into any "agreements of confidentiality" with other organisations. However, with 31 of the above named organisations, we have entered into various forms of agreement ranging from informal to formal partnerships and/or contractual relationships. These organisations are also listed.

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National School of Government
Sunningdale Park
Larch Avenue
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 0QE
tel. 01344 634336
email: [email address]

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Yours sincerely

Christopher Mallett
Librarian
National School of Government
Sunningdale Park
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 0QE
tel: +44 (0)1344 634286
fax: +44 (0)1344 634118
email: [email address]

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