Global Government Summit
21 & 22 January 2021
The Global Government Summit, organised by Global Government Forum, is a unique annual event where the world’s most senior public servants explore the challenges faced by civil services around the world.
Sessions are held in a round table format under the Chatham House Rule, fostering frank and open dialogue on participants’ views, experiences, successes and failures – and focusing on practical, transferable solutions.
About the event
First held in London in 2011, the Global Government Summit brings together top leaders from the centre of government: those responsible for leading their national civil services and overseeing strategic development, organisational reform, workforce capabilities and culture change.
Hosted in recent years by the Government of Singapore, the event attracts delegates holding roles including the Director of the Prime Minister’s Office, State Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, Clerk of the Privy Council, Head of the Civil Service, and Civil Service Chief Executive. Topics vary from year to year, with delegates selecting subjects such as public sector productivity, digital government, leadership development, and the policy responses to issues such as inequality and migration.
The event was last held in January 2020. Whilst the Global Government Summit is held under the Chatham House Rule, we produce a report after each event to share the event’s key messages with senior officials around the world: these blend unattributed comments with quotes cleared by delegates after the event. For copies of the Summit reports and more information about previous Summits please visit our Previous Summits page.