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Reforming public administrations

Support for Improvement in Governance and Management has been working with partner countries on strengthening their public governance systems and public administration capacities for almost 25 years

2016 Monitoring Reports

SIGMA monitoring reports 2016 for EU Enlargement countries

Country analysis and reform recommendations

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.

News & Events

Centres of government SIGMA Paper 53

SIGMA Paper No. 53 provides a comparative analysis of the functioning of the centres of government in the EU accession countries of the Western Balkans. The paper takes stock of their organisational set up, regulatory framework, and the practices of the key centre of government functions, highlighting similarities and differences, and also gives examples from some EU Member States.


Integrity risk assessment in the Jordanian public procurement system

On 30 January 2017 in Amman, SIGMA presented the main findings and recommendations of its report on the Integrity Risk Assessment in the Jordanian Public Procurement System. The event, jointly organised with the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission of Jordan, was opened by the President of the Jordanian Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission and the EU Ambassador to Jordan.

SIGMA Public procurement briefs

SIGMA Public Procurement Briefs

Short introductions to the most relevant issues of public procurement, successively published since 2010. All the Briefs have been updated to include the new provisions in the 2014 Public Procurement EU Directives, and several new Briefs have been added.


Introducing SIGMA's Principles of Public Administration to the Serbian civil society

On 14-15 December 2016 in Belgrade, SIGMA and the EU-funded Western Balkan Enabling Project for Civil Society Monitoring of Public Administration Reform (WeBER) co-organised a workshop for Serbian civil society organisations about the Principles of Public Administration, with particular regard to how they are being applied in Serbia.(Photo © Shutterstock)


The Principles of Public Administration and their use for public administration reform in Azerbaijan

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.