• 17-February-2017

    English

    Functioning of the Centres of Government in the Western Balkans (SIGMA Paper No. 53, February 2017)

    This comparative analysis takes stock of the organisational set up, regulatory framework, and the practices of the key centre of government functions in the Western Balkans, highlighting similarities and differences, and it also gives examples from some EU Member States.

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  • 9-May-2016

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    Principles of Public Administration for European Neighbourhood Policy countries (SIGMA 2016)

    These Principles are aimed at developing a shared understanding of what public administration reform entails and what countries could aim for with their administrative reforms, whether through comprehensive public administration reform (PAR) programmes or only in one of the core areas of PAR.

  • 8-October-2014

    English

    Policy Making Review Kosovo (SIGMA Paper No. 52, 2014)

    This review is the second in a series of SIGMA policy making reviews, looking into required policy making arrangements and the capacities of Kosovo. Covering both the Government and the Assembly, the review provides an in-depth analysis of the key aspects of Kosovo’s public governance capacities in policy making and co-ordination.

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  • 7-July-2014

    English

    Policy Making Review Montenegro (SIGMA Paper No. 51, 2014)

    This review builds on the experience of SIGMA working with Montenegro in a number of areas of public governance. It contains some descriptive material, but the emphasis is on highlighting potential bottlenecks in the policy making processes of the executive and legislative branches.

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  • 14-March-2014

    English

    Constitutions of Central and Eastern European Countries and the Baltic States (SIGMA Paper No. 2, 1995)

    In the Baltic States, the process of independence started after the elections in spring 1990 and was completed by August 1991. Fifty-one years after being forced to join the Soviet Union, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania each regained their independence and became once again part of the western community of nations. The USSR disappeared in late 1991 and from it sprung 12 new independent states.

  • 14-March-2014

    English

    Management Control in Modern Government Administration (SIGMA Paper No. 4, 1996)

    This publication focuses on the control mechanisms and procedures that need to be built into an organisation’s systems in order to provide reasonable assurance that top management’s objectives will be met, rather than on the design and application of management information systems, which, we believe, are generally well understood in Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs).

  • 14-March-2014

    English

    Internationalisation of Policy-making (SIGMA Paper No. 6, 1996)

    This publication is the product of a 1995 SIGMA workshop, the objective of which was to provide an opportunity to senior practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe to discuss the implications of the internationalisation of policies for governmental systems, and to examine structures and processes for the integration of domestic and international aspects of policy making.

  • 14-March-2014

    English

    Budgeting and Policy Making (SIGMA Paper No. 8, 1996)

    The purpose of this Paper is to provide a reference book and a training manual for public administrators in the transitional economies, and in particular for officials with budgeting and policy making responsibilities. This is a follow-up to the SIGMA multi-country seminar held in Ljubljana in April 1996.

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  • 14-March-2014

    English

    Effective Communications Between the Public Service and the Media (SIGMA Paper No. 9, 1996)

    More than ever, the credibility of the government and the acceptance of public policies depends on the degree to which it is open with the media. A relationship that stresses a free flow of information between government and the media is necessary from the inception of a public policy.

  • 14-March-2014

    English

    Assessing the Impacts of Proposed Laws and Regulations (SIGMA Paper No. 13, 1997)

    This publication is a follow-up to a seminar that was held in Riga in October 1996 for public officials of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It comprises a brief description of the highlights of the seminar discussions and the three papers that were prepared for the seminar by experts from Canada, France and the United States.

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