SIGMA Papers


SIGMA Papers are prepared as contributions to SIGMA's work with its beneficiaries and focus on specific issues in governance and management, such as financial control, administrative oversight, inter-ministerial co-ordination and public procurement. Some of these Papers are also available in French and in other languages.


Guidelines for assessing the quality of internal control systems (2019)


Managerial accountability in the Western Balkans: a comparative analysis of the barriers and opportunities faced by senior managers in delivering policy objectives (2018)


Toolkit for the preparation, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of public administration reform and sector strategies: Guidance for SIGMA partners (2018)


Implementing the EU Directives on the Selection of Economic Operators in Public Procurement Procedures (2018)


Analysis of the Professionalisation of the Senior Civil Service and the Way Forward for the Western Balkans (2018)


Developing Effective Working Relationships Between Supreme Audit Institutions and Parliaments (2017)


Functioning of the Centres of Government in the Western Balkans (2017)


Policy Making Review Kosovo (2014)


 Policy Making Review Montenegro (2014)


Government Debt Management and Operational Risk  (2013)


Rethinking Europe's Rule of Law and Enlargement Agenda (2012)


Civil Service Professionalisation in the Western Balkans (2012)


Centralised Purchasing Systems in the EU (2011)


The Right to Open Public Administrations in Europe: Emerging Legal Standards (2010)


Public Procurement in EU Member States: The Regulation of Contract Below the EU Thresholds and in Areas not Covered by the Detailed Rules of the EU Directives (2010)


Sustainability of Civil Service Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe Five Years After EU Accession (2009)


Organising the Central State Administration: Policies & Instruments (2007)


Regulatory Management Capacities of Member States of the EU that Joined the Union on 1 May 2004 (2007)


Public Procurement Review and Remedies Systems in the European Union (2007); Synopsis


Central Public Procurement Structures and Capacity in Member States of the European Union (2007); Synopsis


The Role of Ministries in the Policy System: Policy Development, Monitoring and Evaluation (2007)


Political Advisors and Civil Servants in European Countries (2007)


Enlargement of the European Union: An Analysis of the Negotiations for Countries of the Western Balkans (2007)


Conflict of Interest Policies and Practices in Nine EU Member States: A comparative Review (2005)


Co-ordination at the Centre of Government (2004)


Achieving High Quality in the Work of Supreme Audit Institutions (2004)


Relations Between Supreme Audit Institutions and Parliamentary Committees (2002)


Financial Management and Control of Public Agencies (2001)


Improving Policy Instruments through Impact Assessment (2001)


Public Procurement Review Procedures (2000)


Centralised and Decentralised Public Procurement (2000)


A Comparison on the EC Procurement Directives and the UNCITRAL Model Law (2000)


European Principles for Public Administration (1999)


Sustainable Institutions for European Union Membership (1998)


Public Opinion Surveys as Input to Administrative Reform (1998)


Central Bank Audit Practices (1998)


Preparing Public Administrations for the European Administrative Space (1998)


Management Challenges at the Centre of Government: Coalition Situations and Government Transitions (1998)


Promoting Performance and Professionalism in the Public Service (1997)


Effects of European Union Accession: Part II External Audit (1997)


Effects of European Union Accession: Part I Budgeting and Financial Control (1997)


Law Drafting and Regulatory Management in Central and Eastern Europe (1997)


Administrative Procedures and the Supervision of Administration in Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia and Albania (1997)


Public Service Training in OECD Countries (1997)


Checklist on Law Drafting and Regulatory Management in Central and Eastern Europe (1997)


Civil Service Legislation: Checklist on Secondary Legislation (and Other Regulatory Instruments (1997)


Assessing the Impacts of Proposed Laws and Regulations (1997)


Country Pofiles of Civil Service Training Systems (1997)


Budgeting and Monitoring of Personnel Costs (1997)


Civil Service Pension Schemes (1997)


Effective Communications Between the Public Service and the Media (1996)


Budgeting and Policy Making (1996)


The Audit of Secret and Politically Sensitive Subjects: Comparative Audit Practices (1996)


Internationalism of Policy-making (1996)


Civil Service Legislation Contents Checklist (1996)


Management Control in Modern Government Administration: Some Comparative Practices (1996)


Training Civil Servants for Internationalisation (1996)


Constitutions of Central and Eastern European Countries and the Baltic States (1995)


Top Management Service in Central Government: Introducing a System for the Higher Civil Service in Central and Eastern European Countries (1995)



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