Launch of Government at a Glance: Western Balkans


Cover page of the Government at a Glance Western Balkans 2020 edition, publication by GOV with contributions from SIGMA

The launch of Government at a Glance: Western Balkans on 8 July 2020, features a presentation of the main findings and a virtual ministerial-level panel discussion on the key takeaways from the publication, the lessons for ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis management efforts, and how to use the evidence to improve public administration reforms in the post-COVID 19 era.

The publication presents information on public governance in the Western Balkan region – covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia, and compares it to OECD and OECD‑EU countries. This first regional edition features 40 indicators on public finance, public employment, centre of government, budgeting practices and procedures, human resources management, public procurement, digital government, core government results and serving citizens. Governance indicators provide important benchmarks on public administration systems, practices and performance. Indicators are presented in a user-friendly format using charts, with brief descriptive analyses of the major findings, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

Government at a Glance Western Balkans 2020 database

A video recording of the event can be accessed here (YouTube)

10:00 - Opening: Janos Bertok, Director of Public Governance Directorate, OECD and Florian Hauser, CoTE PAR Team Leader, European Commission, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

10:15 - Presentation of the Western Balkans Government at a Glance: Monica Brezzi, Head of Division, Governance Indicators and Performance Evaluation, OECD, and Jesper Johnsøn, Policy Advisor, SIGMA
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10:45 - Panel discussion: moderated by Gregor Virant, Head of the SIGMA Programme
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12:15 - Summary of the discussion and closing
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  • Ms. Anila Denaj, Minister of Finance

  • Ms. Majlinda Dhuka, Deputy General Secretary of the Council of Ministers


Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Mr. Darko Kasap, Deputy PAR coordinator, PARCO

  • Ms. Vera Letica, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance and Treasury

  • Mr. Mato Lučić, Director, Finance Directorate, Brcko District

  • Ms. Jelena Popović, Assistant to the Minister for Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Srpska



  • Mr .Besnik Tahiri, Deputy Prime Minister


North Macedonia

  • Ms Nina Angelovska, Minister of Finance

  • Mr. Damjan Manchevski, Minister of Information Society and Administration



  • Ms. Suzana Pribilović, Minister of Public Administration



  • Mr. Ivan Bošnjak, State Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government

  • Ms. Verica Ignjatović, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance












This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s declaration of independence.


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