SIGMA has conducted partial monitoring assessments against the Principles of Public Administration in seven Enlargement countries to review progress in public administration reform, provide analysis and detailed recommendations to inform reform activities.
SIGMA Paper No. 53 provides a comparative analysis of the functioning of the centres of government in the EU accession countries of the Western Balkans. The paper takes stock of their organisational set up, regulatory framework, and the practices of the key centre of government functions, highlighting similarities and differences, and also gives examples from some EU Member States.
Short introductions to the most relevant issues of public procurement, successively published since 2010. All the Briefs have been updated to include the new provisions in the 2014 Public Procurement EU Directives, and several new Briefs have been added.
On 14-15 December 2016 in Belgrade, SIGMA and the EU-funded Western Balkan Enabling Project for Civil Society Monitoring of Public Administration Reform (WeBER) co-organised a workshop for Serbian civil society organisations about the Principles of Public Administration, with particular regard to how they are being applied in Serbia. (Photo © Shutterstock)
The Principles of Public Administration for the European Neighbourhood countries were presented at an event in Baku on 24 November 2016. Co-hosted by SIGMA and the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication, it gave the opportunity to discuss the application of the Principles to public administration reform in Azerbaijan.
The Turkish Court of Accounts hosted a conference in Ankara on 8-9 November 2016 for the Network of Supreme Audit Institutions of Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries, to discuss good practices and challenges in enhancing working relationships between Supreme Audit Institutions and parliaments.