Principles of Public Administration: SIGMA sets framework for reform in ENP Countries
May 11, 2016
The EU-funded programme SIGMA programme (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) organised a regional conference yesterday in Jordan to present a report on “The Principles of Public Administration: A Framework for ENP Countries”.
These Principles aim to support the national authorities, the Commission services and other donors to develop a shared understanding of what public administration reform (PAR) entails and what the countries could aim at with their administrative reforms, whether through comprehensive public administration reform (PAR) programmes or only in one of the core areas of PAR.
The conference brought together representatives from central management institutions with responsibility in public administration reforms from Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Tunisia and Ukraine, as well as Belarus and Palestine as observer countries. Representatives of the EU and the OECD also took part in the event. It allowed the participants to discuss key elements of PAR and to compare national and regional experiences of strengthening the public administration, with the aim of supporting social and economic development. (EU Neighbourhood Info)