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Promoting public administration reform in the Eastern Partnership

Eastern Partnership Regional Fund for Public Administration Reforms

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Cofinancier

    European Union (EU)

  • Country
  • Overall term

    2022 to 2024

  • Products and expertise

    Governance and democracy

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The Eastern Partnership (EaP) was established in 2009. It is a joint policy initiative which aims to deepen and consolidate relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States and its six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The governments of these Eastern Partnership (EP) countries face huge challenges and need to implement crucial and highly complex reforms. However, the administrations of the EP countries are not very efficient and in need of financial, technical and human resources and skills. Democracy and good governance are key aspects of this transnational cooperation, and public administration reform is a cross-cutting issue. For example, the countries are discussing proposals for solutions to improve services for the population and the economy. In addition, public action needs be far more citizen-oriented, accessible and transparent in future.


Regional cooperation to implement administrative reforms in the Eastern Partnership countries has improved.

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Depending on the interest in reform, the current knowledge base and political dynamics in the different states, the six EP countries are working together in three fields of action:

  • exchanging experience to shape and implement their administrative reforms,
  • making civil servants, public employees and political decision-makers more competent in performing their tasks and functions required for implementing administrative reforms,
  • disseminating the content and results of administrative reforms through a variety of formats and methods based on digitalisation and e-governance.

Last update: August 2023

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