The Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA), founded in 1960, is an organization of states, groups and individuals in the general area of Asia and the Pacific. It aims to promote regional cooperation in improving knowledge, systems and practices of government administration to help accelerate economic and social development. It was the first organization in the region to be devoted to the development of public administration in order to advance the economic and social development of countries in Asia and the Pacific.
EROPA endeavors to achieve its objectives through regional conferences, seminars, training programs, special studies, surveys, research studies, and publications. Its activities are carried out through the EROPA headquarters in Manila, as well as through its three regional centers, namely the EROPA Development Management Center in Kyenggi-do, Korea, the EROPA E-Government Research Center in Beijing, China, the EROPA Local Government Center in Tokyo, Japan, and the EROPA Training Center in New Delhi, India. As one of the leading organizations in the Asia-Pacific region, EROPA has been accredited by the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) as one of its Online Regional Centers (ORCs). As such, the EROPA serves as one of UNPAN’s contributors in the Asia-Pacific region in keeping an updated database of public administration developments.
EROPA consists of state members in the region, institutions in the area such as institutes or schools of public administration, universities, agencies and municipal corporations and individuals whose achievements in the field of governance and public administration are recognized. As of October 2016, EROPA has ten state members, 97 group members and 597 individual members from different countries across the Asia-Pacific region.