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Reforming public administrations

Support for Improvement in Government and Management has been working with partner public administrations on strengthening their public governance systems and capacities since 1992.

Principles of Public Administration

Principles of Public Administration

A framework for good public administration

The Principles were first developed in 2014 to set out in practice what a well-functioning public administration looks like. Initially targeted at EU candidate countries and potential candidates, a version of the Principles has been developed for European Neighbourhood countries.

News & Events

OECD Global Forum on Building Trust and Reinforcing Democracy, Luxembourg, 17 November

SIGMA hosted Parallel Session 4 on Accountable public administrations for stronger democracies in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and MENA – focus on Ukraine. This session of the global forum examined the impact of the war in Ukraine on the development of democracy and good governance, and how accountable and effective public administrations can help maintaining trust.

ReSPA-SIGMA Ministerial Conference September 2022

Western Balkans Ministerial Conference on PAR / Public Administration Awards 2022

This conference on Inspiring public sector transformation: public service custom-made to citizens and businesses was held on 15 September 2022. Organised with ReSPA it assembled Ministers in charge of PAR good governance and digitalisation to discuss challenges and opportunities in the region. During the conference the winners of the Public Administration Awards 2022 were revealed.

SIGMA-ReSPA quality management Albania July 2022

Quality management in the Albanian public administration

On 6 July 2022, SIGMA co-hosted with ReSPA an event on quality management in the Albanian public administration. The event was held under the patronage of the Albanian Prime Minister and the Minister of State for Standards and Services and focused on the improvement of public administration and public services through introducing instruments for quality management.

SIGMA Ukraine Team news item

Visit of Executive Director of the Reform Delivery Office, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

On 16 June 2022, the Executive Director of the Reform Delivery Office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Tetyana Kovtun, visited SIGMA and discussed PAR-related issues in Ukraine’s Draft Recovery Plan. She presented the Plan at a meeting with OECD staff working on Ukraine and gave a speech alongside the OECD Secretary-General at a meeting dedicated to SIGMA’s 30th anniversary.

SIGMA ERRADA event May 2022 news item

High-level event on regulatory reform in Egypt with ERRADA

On 31 May SIGMA organised an event in Cairo “For a Strong Economy - Guidance to Regulatory Reform in Egypt” under the Auspices of the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, to launch the Guide to Developing Secondary Legislation in Egyptian Legislating Bodies, a methodological tool on good legislation for policy implementation, economic development and service delivery.