The KDZ knowledge centre ...

... offers a wide range of knowledge about the work of the KDZ. We are a competence centre and knowledge platform for public management & consulting, European governance & urban policy, finance, and training. Our point of view encompasses cities and municipalities, states, federal government, and the European level. We think and act holistically and interdisciplinary.

KDZ knowledge offers
  • KDZ studies
  • KDZ series of publications
  • KDZ newsletter
  • KDZ specialist magazine "Forum Public Management"
  • KDZ annual reports
  • KDZ whitepapers

In addition to this public knowledge, the KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research offers its members additional knowledge. To use this, become a member and log into the KDZ member platform with your user data.

The KDZ - member platform contains KDZ-internal knowledge (studies, basic papers, etc.) that is made available to the members of the KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research. Our members can download and work with these documents free of charge.

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The following KDZ studies are publicly available. Further studies are available on the member platform.

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We offer publications about "Public management and finance" since 1974 . Most of the publications are available in german. Please visit the German section of our website.

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With the KDZ newsletter we inform you up to 6 times a year about current KDZ projects, topics and activities that are of interest to the public sector. We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and look forward to your registration and your suggestions.

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Forum Public Management

The Forum Public Management is the journal of the KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research for the Public Sector. The contributions of the KDZ experts and external authors deal with current and future topics, trends and scientific approaches for politics and the public sector. Together with lively reports from communal practice and reviews of relevant specialist literature, the FPM offers its readers important support for innovative administrative action. FPM's are only available in German. To read please visit the German site.

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Annual reports

The annual report of the KDZ - Centre for Administration Research reflects the activities of the KDZ. It serves as an overview of the activities and services of the KDZ for the board and members as well as interested persons. Please visit the German part of our website to read the annual reports before 2020.

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The KDZ whitepapers offer interested readers the latest thoughts and positions of the KDZ experts on a wide variety of topics in the public sector. KDZ whitepapers are in German. Please visit the German part of our website to read the whitepapers.

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Kelmend Zajazi
Kelmend Zajazi | Executive Director of NALAS
The long-term cooperation with KDZ means a lot to us at NALAS. In KDZ we found a peer that fully understands who we are.
Isabelle Verschuren | Federal Public Service Policy and Support (BOSA), CAF correspondent of Belgium
In the last years Belgium has planned and organised many different CAF activities (e.g. CAF training, Certification of CAF label) together with KDZ.
Josep Medrano | Director of Strategic Planning and Taxation, City of Barcelona
For the City of Barcelona, the collaboration with KDZ through the European "Cities for Sustainable Public Finances (CSPF)" has reached a qualitative advance.


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