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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 almost 25 years

Baseline measurement reports

Baseline Measurement reports 2015

Country analysis and reform recommendations

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.

News & Events

Chisinau 12 May 2016

SIGMA Baseline Measurement Report for Moldova presented at high-level event

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.

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Regional conference for European Neighbourhood countries on the Principles of 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.

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Principles of Public Administration for ENP countries

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.

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Regional ministerial conference on public administration reform

One year after the launch of the Principles of Public Administration, SIGMA held a high-level conference in Paris in December 2015 to discuss reform efforts in Western Balkan countries based on SIGMA's 2015 baseline measurement reports, with the participation of a number of ministers responsible for public administration and finance in the region.

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SIGMA’s 2015 Baseline Measurement Reports

SIGMA public administration reform (PAR) baseline measurement reports set the baseline for the Enlargement countries against the Principles of Public Administration, drawing on more than 100 indicators, and provide reform recommendations for the following 5 year period. Reform progress across all areas of PAR in each country will be monitored again in 2017.