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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

Bilateral event Public Administration Reform Challenges in Serbia March 2018

Bilateral event: Public Administration Reform Challenges in Serbia

This event, hosted by SIGMA and the Ministry of Public Administration in Belgrade on 13 March, discussed public administration reform challenges and the findings of the 2017 SIGMA Monitoring Report. The Minister of Public Administration, senior officials from government bodies, DG Near and the EU Delegation, as well as representatives of civil society and business participated.

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.

Montenegro PAR challenges event 27022018 news item

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

SIGMA held a high-level conference on 13-14 December 2017 at the OECD in Paris, jointly hosted with the European Commission, to support the greater emphasis placed by the European Union (EU) on the importance of public administration reform and public financial management for its 18 partner EU Accession candidate countries and potential candidates, and Neighbourhood countries.

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SIGMA Ministerial Conference : Good Public Governance - Delivering for Citizens and Businesses

SIGMA held a high-level conference on 13-14 December 2017 at the OECD in Paris, jointly hosted with the European Commission, to support the greater emphasis placed by the European Union (EU) on the importance of public administration reform and public financial management for its 18 partner EU Accession candidate countries and potential candidates, and Neighbourhood countries.