SIGMA has conducted baseline measurement reviews against the Principles of Public Administration in seven Enlargement countries and Moldova. The reports set baseline values for more than 100 indicators and provide the state of play of public administration reform in each country.
On the initiative of the Audit Office of the Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Network of Supreme Audit Institutions of Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries and European Court of Auditors held a roundtable in Sarajevo on 8 September 2016 to discuss the challenges they face with respect to their statutory, organisational and financial independence.
This conference, jointly organised by the State Appeals Commission in Skopje and SIGMA, was held in Ohrid, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 9-10 June 2016. Senior participants from procurement review bodies in the EU Enlargement countries discussed the importance of a well-functioning public procurement review system.
On 12 May 2016 SIGMA presented its Baseline Measurement Report against the Principles of Public Administration for Moldova, with analysis and recommendations, at a high-level event in Chisinau. The event was chaired by the Prime Minister of Moldova, with the participation of the EU Ambassador to Moldova and high-level representatives of the public administration.
This conference was held in Jordan on 10 May 2016. It presented The Principles of Public Administration: A Framework for ENP Countries. Participants from the European Neighbourhood East and South regions exchanged experience and ideas about the importance of strengthening their public administrations within a wider economic and social development agenda.
To support the dialogue on public administration reform in the countries neighbouring the EU, OECD/SIGMA is publishing The Principles of Public Administration: A Framework for ENP Countries. These Principles define what good governance entails in practice and have been developed for policy makers and practitioners who design and implement public administration reforms.