• 9-February-2017

    English

    Managerial Accountability in Public Administration (Montenegro, September 2016)

    The objective of this SIGMA conference paper is to explain the notion of managerial accountability and to introduce a discussion about the practical aspects of its implementation. This paper was presented at the 4th Regional Conference on Public Internal Financial Control for EU Enlargement Countries held on 29-30 September 2016 in Montenegro.

  • 20-January-2017

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    Detecting and Correcting Common Errors in Public Procurement (Policy brief No. 29, January 2017)

    This brief gives a short overview of the issue of common errors in public procurement. For the purposes of the brief, errors are understood as infringements of public procurement rules and principles, regardless of the stage of the procedure. It analyses the types of errors and their impact on the results of the public procurement procedure.

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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.

  • 11-January-2016

    English

    Key Public Procurement Publications

    What has SIGMA published on public procurement? Here's where to find SIGMA key products relative to public procurement issues.

  • 18-March-2015

    English

    Public Procurement Training Manual

    The public procurement training manual was produced by SIGMA in 2010. It has been updated in 2015 following three new public procurement directives adopted by the European Union in 2014.

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  • 14-March-2014

    English

    The Audit of Secret and Politically Sensitive Subjects (SIGMA Paper No. 7, 1996)

    This paper is the result of a comparison of the audit practices with respect to the audit of secret and politically sensitive subjects by the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI’s) of France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Not only do the practices differ but the mandate and composition of the SAI’s themselves are also different. This also influences the way the SAI’s operate.

  • 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

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

    This publication is the product of a seminar on budgeting and controlling personnel costs which SIGMA organised in March 1996 in Paris. Drawing in particular on the experience of EU Member countries, the seminar enabled participants to compare different types of budgeting and monitoring, their respective advantages and disadvantages, as well as their prerequisites regarding institutions and procedures.

  • 13-March-2014

    English

    Effects of European Union Accession: Part I Budgeting and Financial Control (SIGMA Paper No. 19, 1998)

    This report draws on the separate country papers which describe in more detail the different experiences of selected national State audit institutions in their co-operation with the Commission’s services and the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The present publication complements SIGMA Paper No. 20 on the impact of accession on external audit.

  • 13-March-2014

    English

    Effects of European Union Accession: Part II External Audit (SIGMA Paper No. 20, 1998)

    This report draws on the separate country papers which describe in more detail the different experiences of selected national State audit institutions in their co-operation with the Commission’s services and the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The present publication complements SIGMA Paper No. 19 on the impact of accession on budgeting and financial control.

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