Public service and human resource management publications



Assessment of the Armenian Civil Service System (SIGMA, 2010)

Asset Declarations for Public Officials: A Tool to Prevent Corruption (OECD, 2011)

Attractiveness of Civil Service in the Western Balkans (ReSPA, February 2009)

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


Baseline Measurement reports (SIGMA, 2015)

Budgeting and Monitoring of Personal Costs (SIGMA Paper No. 11, 1997)

Building a Civil Service System (Francisco Cardona, 2002)


Civil Service Legislation: Checklist on Secondary Legislation (SIGMA Paper No. 14, 1997)

Civil Service Legislation Contents Checklist (SIGMA Paper No. 5, 1996)

Civil Service Pension Schemes (SIGMA Paper No. 10, 1997)

Civil Service Pension Schemes (SIGMA Policy Brief No. 2, Staffan Ekebrand, 1998)

Civil Service Professionalisation in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine (SIGMA/Salvador Parrado Diez, November 2014)

Civil Service Professionalisation in the Western Balkans (SIGMA Paper No. 48, 2012)

Civil Service Training Systems in the Western Balkans Region (ReSPA, December 2008)

Classifications and Career Development in the German Foreign Service (Anke Freibert, 2005); and related document British Foreign Office Personnel Rules (Andrew Levi, October 1998)

Conflict of Interest Policies and Practices in Nine EU Member States: A Comparative Review (SIGMA Paper No. 36 Rev 1, 2006)

Country Profiles of Civil Service Training Systems (SIGMA Paper No. 12, 1997)


Ethics Training for Public Officials (SIGMA and the OECD Anti-corruption Network, February 2013)


Guidelines for preparing post-confinement roadmaps for public bodies (SIGMA, 11 May 2020) I Annex on service delivery (SIGMA, 5 June 2020) I Lignes directrices concernant l’élaboration de feuilles de route post-confinement pour les organismes publics - Annexe sur la prestation de services I Guidelines in Arabic


Human resource management in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19) - Inventory of ideas for civil service authorities, human resource units and line managers (SIGMA, July 2020) I Arabic


Liabilities and Discipline of Civil Servants (Francisco Cardona, 2003)


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

Modernising the Civil Service (Francisco Cardona, June 2009)


Online recruitment to the civil service in Albania as a response to the COVID-19 crisis (SIGMA, May 2020) I Annex 2 (online testing) I Annex 3 (online interview process) I Annex 4 (recruiting procedure)


Performance Related Pay in the Public Service in OECD and EU Member States (Francisco Cardona, 2006); Related Gov publication (2005)

Political Advisors and Civil Servants in European Countries (SIGMA Paper No. 38, 2006)

Principles of Public Administration for EU Enlargement Countries (SIGMA): 2017 I 2014
Overview: 2017 I 2014

Principles of Public Administration: A Framework for ENP Countries (SIGMA, 2016)

Promoting Performance and Professionalism in the Public Service (SIGMA Paper No. 21, 1997); Related Document

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


Responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Mapping the EU member States' public administration responses to the pandemic - for EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood countries, Part 2 (SIGMA, April 2020); also available in French I Main report: in English; in French


Scope of Civil Services in European Countries (Francisco Cardona, 2000)

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

Sustainability of Civil Service Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe Five Years After Accession (SIGMA Paper No. 44, 2009)


Teleworking survey: Learning from the COVID-19 crisis (SIGMA, July 2020)

Top Management Service in Central Government: Introducing a System for the Higher Civil Service in Central and Eastern European Countries (SIGMA Paper No. 1, 1995)

Training Civil Servants for Internationalisation (SIGMA Paper No. 3, 1996)