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SIGMA is 25

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Celebrating 25 years

In 1992, OECD and the EU created a joint programme to focus on strengthening public management. Since then, SIGMA has worked with EU candidate countries and potential candidates, many of which are now EU members, and, from 2008, with European Neighbourhood countries.

Principles of Public Administration

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A framework for good public administration

The Principles were first developed in 2014 to set out in practice what a well-functioning public administration looks like. Initially targeted at EU candidate countries and potential candidates, a version of the Principles has been developed for European Neighbourhood countries.

News & Events

Analysis of the Professionalisation of the Senior Civil Service and the Way Forward for the Western Balkans

SIGMA Paper No. 55 analyses and compares the state of play of professionalisation of the senior civil service in the Western Balkans and suggests ways forward. The paper is intended to help senior decision makers to design policies and institutions to support greater professionalism of the senior civil service.

Bilateral event: Public Administration Reform Challenges

On 21 March, SIGMA organised a conference on PAR challenges in Skopje. SIGMA’s 2017 Monitoring Report and planned reforms were debated with over 100 participants. High-level panellists, including representatives of the EC and Macedonian Ministers, set a framework for the discussion which was followed by panels focusing on the practical aspects of the implementation of the reforms.

Bilateral event: Public Administration Reform Challenges and Priorities in Albania 9 March 2018.

Bilateral event: Public Administration Reform Challenges and Priorities in Albania

This event was organised by SIGMA and the Government of Albania in Tirana on 9 March, to present the 2017 SIGMA Monitoring Report and discuss current challenges and priorities of public administration reform. The Deputy Prime Minister, senior officials from government institutions and independent bodies, as well as civil society organisations and development partners participated.

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Bilateral event: Public Administration Reform Challenges in Montenegro

This event, which took place in Podgorica on 27 February, was organised by SIGMA and the Ministry of Public Administration to discuss the 2017 SIGMA Monitoring Report for Montenegro and its key recommendations, as well as progress in the PAR area and related challenges. More than 70 civil servants, representatives of NGOs and of DG NEAR, the EU Delegation and ReSPA participated.

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Bilateral event: Public Administration Challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This event, held in Sarajevo on 31 January, was organised by SIGMA and the BiH Public Administration Reform Co-ordination Office to present the 2017 SIGMA BiH Monitoring Report and discuss progress with the new PAR Strategic Framework. Participants included the Chairman of the BiH Council of Ministers, the EU Ambassador, civil servants, NGOs, DG NEAR, ReSPA and various donors.