SIGMA at a glance

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Reforming public administrations

Support for Improvement in Governance and Management has been working with partner countries on strengthening their public governance systems and public administration capacities for over 20 years

Why work together?

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Lasting relationships and shared experience

SIGMA provides methodologies and tools to countries in transition to help them create a stable democracy and access the benefits of a free market economy. It offers examples of good practice from the EU as well as the OECD Member States.

News & Events

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SIGMA’s 2014 Assessments

Following the publication of the EC 2014 Progress Reports, SIGMA’s Assessments, on the situation in each country as of spring 2014 and agreed with the EC, are now available. Each report includes an overall introduction to the prioritisation of areas assessed and a description of the state of play and latest developments, supported by evidence-based analyses.

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EC places public administration reform among fundamental reforms required in the accession process

The EC has published, on 8th October, the Enlargement package 2014, which outlines a new approach to public administration reform as a key pillar of fundamental reform in the accession process. This pillar is built on joint work of the EC and OECD/SIGMA in relation to the development of Principles of public administration, to be published by SIGMA in the coming weeks.

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OECD and Ukraine sign Memorandum of Understanding

At the signing of a MoU for co-operation on 7 October, Ukraine's representative emphasised that effective public governance must be a top priority. SIGMA cotinues to work with Ukraine in a number of key areas related to public administration reform, please see the SIGMA Ukraine country page.

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Policy making review of Kosovo

Initialling the Stability and Association Agreement with the EU on 25 July 2014 brings Kosovo into a new European integration stage, which requires enhanced policy development and co-ordination capacities. The second review in SIGMA's series analyses the Kosovo policy making system and provides recommendations for improving both the Government and the Assembly.