• 27-May-2013

    Slovak, PDF, 11,675kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 4: Management Control in Modern Government Administration (1996, Slovak)

    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).

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  • 28-June-2002

    Slovak, PDF, 16,425kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 33: Relations between Supreme Audit Institutions and Parliament Committees (2002, Slovak)

    The Paper is drawn from a report on relations between Supreme Audit Institutions and parliamentary committees, prepared for the network of Presidents of the Supreme Audit Institutions of Central and Eastern Countries, Cyprus, Malta and the European Court of Auditors, as part of their efforts to prepare candidate countries for eventual membership of the European Union.

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  • 28-June-2001

    Slovak, PDF, 1,316kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 32: Financial Management and Control of Public Agencies (2001, Slovak)

    This paper originated in a request from the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic for SIGMA advice in developing new legal provisions for the financial management of public agencies. It highlights the practice and experience of five EU Member States with very different legal systems and administrative structures.

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  • 28-June-2001

    Slovak, PDF, 973kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 31: Improving Policy Instruments through Impact Assessment (2001, Slovak)

    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.

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  • 19-November-1999

    Slovak, PDF, 236kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 27: European Principles for Public Administration (1999, Slovak)

    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.

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  • 11-December-1998

    Slovak, PDF, 618kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 25: Public Opinion Surveys as Input to Administrative Reform (1998, Slovak)

    This report examines the use of public opinion surveys as tools to advance administrative reforms in western European countries and central and eastern European countries. The aim is to demonstrate to central and eastern European governments and civil servants the utility of public opinion surveys before, during and after reforms in their countries and to encourage their systematic use.

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  • 26-May-1998

    Slovak, PDF, 2,775kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 23: Preparing Public Administrations for the European Administrative Space (1998, Slovak)

    This report contains the background papers presented at a multi-country meeting on European integration and administrative reform organised in 1997 for senior government officials from twelve central and eastern European countries. It also includes an inventory of how candidate countries plan to manage European integration — as well as ten points which emerged during the panel discussions of senior negotiators.

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