• 28-March-2007

    Ukrainian, PDF, 339kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 38: Political Advisors and Civil Servants in European Countries (2007, Ukrainian)

    While defining appropriate roles for political advisers is a highly relevant topic in most democracies and especially in EU NMS, as well as candidate and CARDS countries today, surprisingly little comparative information exists.

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  • 26-March-2007

    Ukrainian, PDF, 313kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 39: The Role of Ministries in the Policy System (2007, Ukrainian)

    This publication presents the steps in the policy process for assessing and developing the role of ministries in the policy process, as well as insights on how the policy process is currently organised in Western Balkan countries.

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  • 21-December-2006

    Ukrainian, PDF, 691kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 36: Conflict-of-Interest Policies and Practices in Nine EU Member States (2005, Ukrainian)

    This paper provides descriptive data and an analytical overview of approaches to managing conflicts of interest in the public sector of nine European countries — France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. It also provides some conclusions that are worth taking into account when reforming policies and instruments to improve regulations and practices on conflict of interest.

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  • 29-June-2004

    Ukrainian, PDF, 341kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 35: Co-ordination at the Centre of Government (2004, Ukrainian)

    This paper describes and analyses the functions and organisation of government offices in a comparative context, covering OECD member countries, central and eastern European countries (CEECs), and countries of the Western Balkans (ex-Yugoslavia and Albania). The analysis is based on information gathered by SIGMA and GOV since the mid 1990’s, supplemented by results of a written questionnaire administered by SIGMA and GOV in 2003.

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  • 28-June-2001

    Ukrainian, PDF, 792kb

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

    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.

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  • 25-October-2000

    Ukrainian, PDF, 412kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 29: Centralised and Decentralised Public Procurement (2000, Ukrainian)

    This paper reviews the experience of selected EU countries. The establishment in many central and eastern European countries of public procurement offices that are not responsible for actual purchasing but set national policy, organise training, draft legislation, etc., represents a great change from the earlier central monopoly purchasing systems.

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  • 30-June-2000

    Ukrainian, PDF, 612kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 30: Public Procurement Review Procedures (2000, Ukrainian)

    Public procurement review procedures are intended to guarantee effective remedies for complaints in public procurement. This paper guides Central and Eastern European countries that are seeking to join the European Union on how to identify the public procurement review procedures best suited to each country’s specificities.

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  • 19-November-1999

    Ukrainian, PDF, 934kb

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

    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

    Ukrainian, PDF, 7,736kb

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

    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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  • 20-March-1998

    Ukrainian, Excel, 3,508kb

    SIGMA Paper No. 20: Effects of European Union Accession: Part II External Audit (1998, Ukrainian)

    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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