A Tradition of Excellence
The National College of Public Administration and
Governance (NCPAG) has been the pioneering leader of the discipline in the
Philippines and in Asia since its establishment as the Institute of Public
Administration in 1952.
In performing its three-fold function of instruction,
research, and extension service, it has expanded its scope from governmental
management to the broader concerns of governance, including the roles of the
private sector and civil society.
The NCPAG envisions a public service founded on competence and
compassion, integrity and leadership, and on values of public interest and high
ethical standards. It commits itself to serve the nation by initiating and
promoting the requisite reforms in governance. To these ends, it seeks to build
and maintain a highly qualified faculty and staff and a well-equipped,
As the premier school of Public Administration in the
Philippines, the NCPAG
- strives to promote excellence and relevance in the study
and practice of public administration, executive leadership, and policy and
- serves as a social critic as well as a purveyor of policy
advice and technical assistance in government and nongovernmental agencies;
- seeks to build and nurture ties with international as well
as local bodies engaged in the improvement of governance; and
- continuously and critically strives to meet the challenges
and problems of governance.
In pursuing all these ends, it upholds the primacy of public
interest and high ethical standards.
NCPAG functions through its Centers and Offices.
- Center for Public
Administration and Governance Education (CPAGE)
Implements the NCPAG's mission to be the center for excellence
in education for public administration and governance through its
academic degree programs.
- Center for Policy and
Executive Development (CPED)
Undertakes research, training and extension programs on national
policies and institutions.
- Center for Local and Regional
Conducts research, training and extension programs at local and
regional levels, and collaborates with international institutions in
promoting decentralization and local autonomy.
- Center for Leadership,
Citizenship, and Democracy (CLCD)
Carries out research, training, and extension programs on leadership,
citizenship and civil society; and on Filipino institutions and processes
- NCPAG Library
Has the most extensive collection of titles in public administration,
governance, and development studies in the country.
- Publication Office
Manages the publication of the Philippine Journal of Public Administration (PJPA),
one of the longest running academic journals in the country, and puts out
books, occasional papers, monographs, and other teaching and training