The German system of management schools/universities as a leading export of German developmental cooperation

In recent years, partner countries of German development cooperation have voiced a growing interest in public administration education in Germany. Against this background, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has commissioned a study as part of its Advisory Fund for Structural and Regulatory Policy Reforms (FSRP). The study provides a systematic assessment of the German system of public administration education - covering the vocational education and training (VET) program for the intermediate civil service, and the (dual) study program for the higher intermediate civil service. It identifies elements of success within the German system and evaluates their relevance for an idea transfer to partner countries.