Estonian, PDF, 296kb
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.
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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).
Estonian, PDF, 428kb
This publication deals with impact assessment in a wide sense, including policy analysis (impact assessment for choosing the instrument), assessment of a policy instrument during the drafting stage and evaluation of existing laws or programmes. Special emphasis is given to impact assessment during drafting.
Estonian, PDF, 196kb
This paper attempts to identify the standards to which EU candidate countries are expected to conform in order to align their public administrations with those of EU Member States. Originating from SIGMA’s work on public administration reform in central and eastern European countries, it describes an important part of the basis of the SIGMA methodology for assessing candidate countries’ public administration capacities.
Estonian, PDF, 977kb
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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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.
Estonian, PDF, 438kb
This report contains the papers submitted at the meeting of senior officials from centres of government in February 1997. The meeting was the second of its kind. In line with what the OECD countries have been doing on a regular basis for the past twelve or so years, SIGMA organises regular exchanges of information, experience and opinions at this level between the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Estonian, PDF, 279kb
This report is on human resources management practices in the public administrations of four central and eastern European countries: Albania, Estonia, Hungary and Poland. It is based on information from 1996, and its focus is on public personnel management systems, management procedures and management practices and how they either support or hinder professionalism and appropriate conduct.
Estonian, PDF, 376kb
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.