• 15-May-2018


    Analysis of the professionalisation of the senior civil service and the way forward for the Western Balkans (SIGMA Paper No.55, May 2018)

    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 intends to help senior-ranking decision makers to design policies and institutions to support greater professionalism of the senior civil service.

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  • 30-May-2017

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    Principles of Public Administration for EU candidate countries and potential candidates (SIGMA 2017)

    The Principles define what good governance entails in practice and outline the main requirements that countries should follow during the European integration process. They also feature a monitoring framework, enabling regular analysis of progress in applying the Principles and setting country benchmarks.

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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.

  • 12-May-2015

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    Assessment of the Armenian Civil Service System (SIGMA, 2010)

    This assessment report was prepared under request of the Civil Service Council (CSC) of the Republic of Armenia. It aims at analyzing strengths and weaknesses of the current situation of the civil service system in the country as well as identifying challenges and opportunities for change.

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  • 30-November-2014

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    Civil Service Professionalisation in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine (SIGMA 2014)

    This report examines the professionalism of the civil service in five countries in the immediate eastern neighbourhood of the European Union – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. For the purposes of the study, the narrow scope of public service is applied, covering the administrative bodies that are included in the scope of the civil service law at the level of central state administration.

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  • 18-November-2014

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    Principles of Public Administration for EU Enlargement countries (SIGMA 2014)

    Principles of Public Administration provide a detailed definition of good public administration that the Western Balkan countries and Turkey should be aiming for as European Union Accession countries. These principles supplement the European Commission Enlargement package, which defined public administration reform as a pillar of the enlargement process.

  • 14-March-2014


    Top Management Service in Central Government (SIGMA Paper No. 1, 1995)

    This publication aims to provide practical input to countries which are conducting the necessary analyses and preparing decisions. Indeed, development of a top management service is a task which must be undertaken in countries choosing to adopt such a service, taking into account national objectives and preconditions.

  • 14-March-2014


    Training Civil Servants for Internationalisation (SIGMA Paper No. 3, 1996)

    The training of public servants to prepare for EU-accession was chosen as the case for a 1995 SIGMA seminar on "Training for Internationalisation" in order to expose Central and Eastern European countries to general and specific training needs as they prepare to meet their obligations under the Europe Agreements. This publication contains those papers presented at the seminar.

  • 14-March-2014


    Civil Service Legislation Contents Checklist (SIGMA Paper No. 5, 1996)

    This publication has been used as the basic framework for many SIGMA reviews of draft civil service legislation in Central and Eastern European countries. Yet the Checklist stands by itself as a practical document defining a professional, impartial and permanent civil service in legal terms.

  • 14-March-2014


    Civil Service Pension Schemes (SIGMA Paper No. 10, 1997)

    This publication is a tool for designers of new civil service pension schemes in Central and Eastern Europe. It presents civil service pension schemes in five OECD Member countries and ten Central and Eastern European countries.

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