Promoting public administration reform in the Eastern Partnership
Title: Eastern Partnership Regional Fund for Public Administration Reforms
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Lead executing agency: Per partner country: State Chancellery and civil service agencies; ministries and agencies for e-governance; parliamentary administrations; ministries and agencies for vocational training and regional development; municipalities
Overall term: 2020 to 2024
The aim of the Eastern Partnership (EP) is to strengthen relations between the European Union (EU) and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The governments of these countries (EP countries) are facing 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.
Depending on the interest in the reform, current knowledge base and political dynamics in the different states, up to six EP countries are working together, thereby contributing to three fields of action:
- The EP countries are making use of this exchange of experience to shape and implement their administrative reforms.
- The civil servants, public employees and political decision-makers are gaining additional competence to perform their tasks and functions in implementing administrative reforms.
- The content and results of administrative reforms are being disseminated through a variety of formats and methods based on digitalisation and e-governance.
Last update: September 2021