• 14-March-2014

    English

    Effective Communications Between the Public Service and the Media (SIGMA Paper No. 9, 1996)

    More than ever, the credibility of the government and the acceptance of public policies depends on the degree to which it is open with the media. A relationship that stresses a free flow of information between government and the media is necessary from the inception of a public policy.

  • 14-March-2014

    English

    Assessing the Impacts of Proposed Laws and Regulations (SIGMA Paper No. 13, 1997)

    This publication is a follow-up to a seminar that was held in Riga in October 1996 for public officials of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It comprises a brief description of the highlights of the seminar discussions and the three papers that were prepared for the seminar by experts from Canada, France and the United States.

  • 14-March-2014

    English

    Checklist on Law Drafting and Regulatory Management in Central and Eastern Europe (SIGMA Paper No. 15, 1997)

    This checklist offers a means for evaluating structures, procedures and techniques for preparing and drafting legislation, and for identifying methodologies that may be helpful when changes are under consideration. Law drafting comprises two stages: policy development, and preparation of the legislative text to give effect to the policy adopted. The checklist is primarily concerned with the latter.

  • 13-March-2014

    English

    Law Drafting and Regulatory Management in Central and Eastern Europe (SIGMA Paper No. 18, 1998)

    This publication is made up of a general report, six country reports and several appendices, such as relevant regulations and the OECD checklist for regulatory decision–making. The general report on law drafting and regulatory management is designed as a hands-on tool for policymakers and law drafting personnel.

  • 13-March-2014

    English

    Management Challenges at the Centre of Government: Coalition Situations and Government Transitions (SIGMA Paper No. 22, 1998)

    This report contains the papers submitted at the meeting of senior officials from centres of government in February 1997. The meeting was the second of its kind. In line with what the OECD countries have been doing on a regular basis for the past twelve or so years, SIGMA organises regular exchanges of information, experience and opinions at this level between the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

  • 28-February-2014

    English

    Co-ordination at the Centre of Government (SIGMA Paper No. 35, 2004)

    This paper describes and analyses the functions and organisation of government offices in a comparative context, covering OECD member countries, central and eastern European countries (CEECs), and countries of the Western Balkans (ex-Yugoslavia and Albania). The analysis is based on information gathered by SIGMA and GOV since the mid 1990’s, supplemented by results of a written questionnaire administered by SIGMA and GOV in 2003.

  • 12-February-2014

    English

    Political Advisors and Civil Servants in European Countries (SIGMA Paper No. 38, 2007)

    While defining appropriate roles for political advisers is a highly relevant topic in most democracies and especially in EU non member States, as well as candidate and CARDS countries today, surprisingly little comparative information exists.

  • 12-February-2014

    English

    Regulatory Management Capacities of Member States of the EU that Joined the Union on 1 May 2004 (SIGMA Paper No. 42, 2007)

    The European Commission requested SIGMA to carry out a study on the regulatory management capacities of the ten countries that joined the EU on 1 May 2004 to learn more about their Better Regulation practices, exchange good practices and make suggestions for further improvements.

  • 26-March-2007

    English

    The Role of Ministries in the Policy System (SIGMA Paper No. 39, 2007)

    This publication presents the steps in the policy process for assessing and developing the role of ministries in the policy process, as well as insights on how the policy process is currently organised in Western Balkan countries.

  • 28-June-2001

    English

    Improving Policy Instruments through Impact Assessment (SIGMA Paper No. 31, 2001)

    This publication deals with impact assessment in a wide sense, including policy analysis (impact assessment for choosing the instrument), assessment of a policy instrument during the drafting stage and evaluation of existing laws or programmes. Special emphasis is given to impact assessment during drafting.

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