• 29-September-2010

    Armenian, PDF, 512kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 25: Public Opinion Surveys as Input to Administrative Reform (1998, Armenian)

    This report examines the use of public opinion surveys as tools to advance administrative reforms in western European countries and central and eastern European countries. The aim is to demonstrate to central and eastern European governments and civil servants the utility of public opinion surveys before, during and after reforms in their countries and to encourage their systematic use.

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  • 12-June-2009

    Armenian, PDF, 174kb

    Performance Related Pay in the Public Service in OECD and EU Member States (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, 2007, Armenian)

    This Paper attempts to introduce performance related pay in the civil service took place in the 1980s and 1990s in some OECD countries. Public administrations began to react in coping with what was called “the fiscal crisis of the State”, a way of naming the consequences of the economic crisis originated in mid 1970s.

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  • 12-June-2009

    Armenian, PDF, 81kb

    The Management of the Civil Service: European Models (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, April 2009, Armenian)

    The aim of this paper is to discuss a number of common features concerning the institutionalisation of the civil service management by drawing a typology of management set ups that can be found in EU Member States. A neat distinction is to be made between consolidated civil service systems of EU - 15 and the civil services of countries that acceded to the EU in 2004 and 2007.

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  • 12-June-2009

    Armenian, PDF, 136kb

    Attractiveness of the Public Service: A Matter of Good Public Governance, (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, June 2009, Armenian)

    The attractiveness of the public service is very contextual and depends on the social economic and political realities of a country. In OECD countries the most cited elements for attractiveness are job stability, a relatively decent salary and relatively fair and transparent working conditions in terms of respect for the social rights of civil servants. Read more...

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  • 12-June-2009

    Armenian, PDF, 123kb

    Modernising the Civil Service (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, June 2009, Armenian)

    In many countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the reform and modernisation of their public administrations since the transition began has been likened to the “Europeanisation” of their institutions. Institutional approximation to the EU requires a new body of national legislation substantially in line with EC-law. Read more...

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  • 12-June-2009

    Armenian, PDF, 75kb

    Structural Elements for Recruitment in European Civil Service Systems (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, 1998, Armenian)

    The recruitment procedures set up in the EU Member countries’ civil service systems attempt to combine two principles that, in some cases, are required by the constitution of the country.

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  • 28-March-2007

    Armenian, PDF, 804kb

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

    The first part of this study provides an overview on the role of political advisers and their relationship with civil servants in OECD countries, also benefiting from insights gathered during the seminars held in Kosovo. In a second part, detailed country chapters on political advisers in Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Spain, as well as Great Britain are presented.

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  • 13-February-1998

    Armenian, PDF, 399kb

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

    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.

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  • 5-July-1997

    Armenian, PDF, 231kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 16: Public Service Training Systems in OECD Countries (1997, Armenian)

    This short paper is meant to point out the determining components of training systems, and advantages and disadvantages of possible solutions as they were developed in OECD countries, in order to assist countries in central and eastern Europe to set up a sound training system, while avoiding mistakes already experienced in OECD countries.

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  • 5-July-1997

    Armenian, PDF, 260kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 21: Promoting Performance and Professionalism in the Public Service (1997, Armenian)

    This report is on human resources management practices in the public administrations of four central and eastern European countries: Albania, Estonia, Hungary and Poland. It is based on information from 1996, and its focus is on public personnel management systems, management procedures and management practices and how they either support or hinder professionalism and appropriate conduct.

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