Towards a Smart Staff Retention Policy for the Sustainable EU Integration of Serbia
Adequate administrative capacities are one of the crucial preconditions for a successful and sustainable membership of Serbia in the EU. However, experienced employees have been increasingly leaving their public administration jobs due to inadequate work conditions.
The research project behind this policy study was initiated with the goal of assessing and understanding the intensity and causes of staff turnover, as well as factors of motivation and demotivation, and the overall job satisfaction of employees working on EU/IPA jobs. Results were obtained through qualitative and quantitative analysis of a questionnaire filled out by 195 respondents currently working on EU/IPA jobs, two focus groups with former civil servants who have left these jobs (including both executive and managerial positions), and 16 interviews with current managers within relevant state administration bodies.
Implementation of the strategy on modernisation of public administration – Monitoring Period: October 2015 – October 2016
Strategy on Modernization of Public Administration covers a period of six years (2015-2020) whereas the Action Plan covers the first three years 2015-20174. The Strategy and Action Plan were adopted by the Government in September 20155 and as a result a few activities have been projected for the last quarter (Q4) of 2015.
The Strategy and its implementation Action Plan consists of three strategic objectives: 1) the civil service, 2) administrative procedures and providing public administrative services and 3) organization of public administration and accountability. Each strategic objective contains a number of specific objectives and each specific objective consists of a number of activities, responsible institution/s responsible, budget and implementation deadlines.
Policymaking in the Western Balkans – Creating Demand for Evidence Beyond EU Conditionality
EU aspirants from the Western Balkans find themselves in a lengthy and demanding process of improving their policymaking systems. Sustainable results require not only robust tools and procedures, but also the involvement of all interested parties – civil society, media, interest groups and associations – into policymaking.
However, policymaking as a topic is under-researched and its relevance somewhat underestimated both by the state and the civil society actors in the region. This Position Paper presents arguments to highlight the necessity for more streamlined engagement of the civil society to act as effective scrutinisers of policymaking reforms as well as to take a more constructive role in policymaking processes, consequently rendering it more transparent and evidence-based.
Openness of Executive Power Institutions in the Region and Montenegro
The policy of openness must be the policy of all governments in the region and it must be defined as other important policies. It shouldn’t be a result of a current decision or of a current mood of power.
This proposal is addressed to decision-makers of executive power in the regional countries on all levels: Government, ministries and executive agencies. It can be useful for representatives of international institutions and for NGO colleagues, who tackle with these issues.
- Author: Dragan Koprivica, Đorđije Brkuljan, Milena Gvozdenović
- Country: Montenegro
- Organisation: Center for Democratic Transition
- PAR Area: Policy Development and Co-ordination
- Language: English
Public administration reform monitoring in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Analysis of results in the area of public finance 2016
Annual reports on public administration reform are prepared as part of the project of Public Administration Reform Monitoring in BiH (PARM). The report at hand concerns the monitoring of progress in the reform area of Public Finance in 2016.
This report is based on the desk review of existing primary sources of information, including relevant laws, administrative procedures, financial and other data on the performance of all governments in BiH; collection of additional information by way of questionnaires that were submitted to 76 institutions of the state and entity level governments, as well as those of the Brčko District. Of the 76 institutions, 41 failed to disclose the requested information of public importance and thus refused to contribute to the monitoring. This shows a lack of awareness in these institutions regarding the need to provide the general public with a comprehensive presentation of the results of their work. Data were collected from 35 surveyed institutions, and monitoring was carried out based on this information.