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About Observgo
ENAP's L'Observatoire de l'administration publique created an integrated communications unit for the purpose of disseminating news from its ongoing scanning and analysis work. A mainstay of this unit is Observgo, a weekly horizon scanning newsletter that gathers information and re-disseminates it in the form of references. Observgo is the outcome of a process of systematic scanning and watch performed by a group of L'Observatoire information specialists under the supervision of the horizon scanning co-ordinator. The information disseminated via this newsletter is gathered from specialized periodicals and the Websites of the government departments and public bodies of a number of OECD countries, university research centres and international organizations.

Observgo contents fall under one of two main headings:

Public management
  • Governance and administrative reforms
  • Public organization management 
  • Public service delivery 
  • Human resources management 
  • Financial resources management 
  • Information resources management 
  • Administrative law, public ethics and accountability
 Public policies
  • Analysis, development, and evaluation of public policies 
  • Healthcare system management 
  • Education system management 
  • Regional and local governance 
  • Economic development 
  • Social policies 
  • Publicly-owned companies 
  • International and intergovernmental relations 
  • Sectoral policies

The newsletter Observgo is edited by Nicolas Charest, Horizon Scanning Co-ordinator at L'Observatoire de l'administration publique at the École nationale d'administration publique du Québec. Observgo is distributed Wednesdays via email.