Public Administration Reform in BiH: Seminar for Representatives of WeBER NWG

Seminar for NWG members in BiH, organised by Foreign Policy Initiative and SIGMA/OECD was held in Sarajevo on 15th March 2018.

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Foreign Policy Initiative BH, in cooperation with SIGMA/OECD, organised a seminar for representatives of National Working Group within WeBER project in order to present the monitoring results of Public Administration Reform (PAR) in BiH by SIGMA as well as the first monitoring results of the WeBER project.

Representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs) from Bosnia and Herzegovina had the opportunity to hear the presentation and discuss with SIGMA experts Primož Vehar, Brian Finn and Marian Lemke about main challenges and recommendations regarding Public Financial Management, Policy Development and Co-ordination, Public Service and Human Resource management, Accountability and Service Delivery and Public Procurement.

Anida Šabanović, Researcher on WeBER project, presented WeBER monitoring first results. Also, WeBER Platform members (Transparency International and Center for Investigative Reporting) and WeBER grantees (6 CSOs from BiH) spoke about their monitoring and activities results regarding PAR.

Presentation of PAR activities in BiH with special emphasis on the state of play in preparing the new BiH Strategic Framework and overview of the next steps was held by Vedrana Faladžić, senior expert associate for Public Relations and Aneta Raić, head of Donor Coordination, Finance, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit.

The opening remarks were given by Chloe Berger, Head of Operations Section for Justice and Home Affairs, Public Administration Reform, EUD BiH. Primož Vehar, as a SIGMA Country Coordinator for BiH, gave an introductory speech about SIGMA.

Interactive discussion with the participants followed each presentation, giving the opportunity for CSO representatives to actively participate in the seminar.

The event was organised as part of the project Western Balkans Enabling Project for Civil Society Monitoring of Public Administration Reform (WeBER), in cooperation with SIGMA.