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.
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.
The conference, organised by SIGMA and co-hosted by the Ministry of Finance of Montenegro, took place in Becici on 29-30 September 2016 and was supported by DG Budget of the European Commission. It provided a platform for senior public managers to compare national experience and discuss good practice in public internal control for effective public policy management.
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.