SIGMA has conducted baseline measurement reviews against the Principles of Public Administration in seven Enlargement countries. The reports set baseline values for more than 100 indicators and provide the state of play of public administration reform for each country.
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.
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.
In February 2014 three new public procurement Directives were adopted by the European Union. These will be implemented in Member States by April 2016. The updated version of the SIGMA Public Procurement Manual sets out key changes resulting from the 2014 Directives.
SIGMA has initiated a comprehensive review of public administration in Moldova, based on “Principles of Public Administration”. The review was initiated by a high-level kick-off event on 23 September 2015 in Chisinau, with participation of the Prime Minister of Moldova, Mr. Valeriu Strelet, the EU Ambassador to Moldova, Mr. Pirkka Tapiola and the Head of SIGMA, Ms. Karen Hill.
The first regional conference for public procurement senior policy makers from European Neighbourhood South countries was held in Beirut on 2-3 June 2015. It provided an opportunity to share experiences and discuss approaches to public procurement reform with a focus on international good practices as a contribution and inspiration to public procurement reform in the region.