Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO)
The Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) was established in 1961 as a specialized organization of the League of Arab States to shoulder the responsibility of administrative development in the Arab region. As stated in its establishment agreement, the mission of ARADO is to contribute to the administrative development in the Arab countries in such a way as serving comprehensive development issues. In its endeavor to fulfill such a mission, ARADO has been exerting efforts and offering services and programs to the governments of the 22 member states of ARADO. The scope of ARADO services also extend to include governmental organizations, public enterprise associations, private sector and the three levels of administrative leaderships, namely supervisory, mediatory and executive leaders.
Located at the heart of Cairo in Egypt, with a branch in U.A.E., ARADO has pioneered professional development education for more than half a Century, with its unique range of programs and services which combine practical experience with a global mindset that stems from long-standing partnerships with leading regional and global institutions.
Over the last decades, ARADO has built its reputation as a leading pan-Arab house in institutional development in the region, on a firm commitment to excellence, passion for delivering outstanding results, and dedication to broadening Arab researchers and practitioners exposure and access to international experience, while adjusting to the specificity of the Arab region.
ARADO financial resources consist of annual contributions of member states according to established quotas; annual membership fees of national and regional organizations; capital investments; and returns from consultancy and other services, donations and Grants. Membership in ARADO is open to Arab countries accredited by the League of Arab States, Arab administrative development institutions, development agencies and consultancy organizations. ARADO relies for the planning and implementation of its activities on a team of distinguished staff and network of specialized Arab and international experts and practitioners in all fields of administrative development.
ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
Arab and International Cooperation
ARADO maintains close work, integrative relationships with the rest of the Arab League agencies and specialized organizations. It also maintains cooperative and coordinative relationships with several leading regional and international institutions and organizations concerned with administrative development issues. ARADO has signed memoranda of cooperation and understanding with many such organizations for the purpose of enhancing technical and professional collaboration between them and the Arab countries, as well as obtaining distinguished, scientific, and professional expertise to support the latter activities and endeavors. All this should enable the Arab countries to acquire the latest developments and scientific means necessary to advance Arab management, and to keep pace with fast-moving global changes in the field of management, economics, technology, and communication.
ARADO organizes many activities and meetings in cooperation with international organizations. It also uses the services of world class experts in the implementation of some of its programs in the Arab region in the areas of training, conferences, consultancies, research, studies, and information. This has enabled ARADO to fulfill its role as a pan-Arab house of expertise that transfers world endeavors and experiences, and adapt them to fit the specific circumstances and characteristics of the Arab region.
ARADO has had a strong presence in international scientific meetings, conferences, and events. It participates through organizing these activities, presenting scientific papers, or attempting to strengthen its relationships with counterpart organizations, exchange experiences, and establish a technical and scientific presence at local, regional, and global levels.
Examples of organizations and institutions with which ARADO maintains cooperative relationships include:
United Nations (UN)
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
World Bank Group (WB)
National School of Administration in France (ENA)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
International Institute for Administrative Sciences (IIAS)
International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA)
The Malaysian National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN)
Transparency International (TI)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Arab Organization for Certified Public Accountants (AOCPA)
Research, Studies, and Publications
ARADO produces and publishes a collection of research and studies that cover a spectrum of thematic areas in administrative development as well as the translation of selected contemporary books and publications. Over the past decade, ARADO contribution to e-publishing has been most valuable in the area of administrative development and other fields. This covered a number of ARADO publications, now uploaded on its website and in CDs. The idea is to widen the dissemination for the benefit or researchers and experts.
In its role as a pan-Arab house of consulting expertise, ARADO provides its consultancy services to many government agencies, public and private enterprises in the Arab world. In so doing, ARADO builds upon the scientific and practical experiences it gained in consultancy and applied research and studies accumulated over the years since its establishment in 1961. It also builds on its professional reputation and commitment to the highest quality standards in consultancy work.
ARADO has provided over 200 different consultations to many ministries and government agencies in the fields of administrative organization, restructuring, salaries and wages, identification of training needs, development of training plans, job classification and description, strategic planning, rules and regulations, performance and program budgeting, information systems, administrative and financial regulations, reform and development plans, and diagnostic/assessment studies.
In providing services, ARADO adheres to the highest professional standards. As a non-profit organization, it provides consultancy services on a cost-recovery basis. It does every effort to maintain neutral, scientific, and objective stance in all its services and activities, thus gaining the trust of the Arab countries, and distinguishing it from other private consultancy firms.See more