SIGMA and ReSPA joint Regional Conference Managerial Accountability and Professionalization of Senior Civil Service for Better Performance and Accountability
ReSPA and SIGMA organized the Joint Regional Conference on Managerial Accountability and Professionalization of Senior Civil Service for Better Performance and Accountability, on 16-17 May 2018 at ReSPA premises in Danilovgrad.
In addition to the representatives of the European Commission's DG BUDGET, SIGMA and the Republic of Estonia; participants in the Conference were 60 senior representatives of institutions responsible for public administration reform and state services, ministries of finance and institutions responsible for civil service management and training from ReSPA Members and Kosovo*.
The main objective of the conference was to disseminate the key findings from the two regional comparative papers on the professionalisation of the senior civil service and managerial accountability:
- „Analysis of the Professionalisation of the Senior Civil Service and the Way Forward for the Western Balkans“. This report analyses and compares the practices of these Western Balkan administrations – and distinguishes good practices from those that hinder the development of a more professional SCS – to demonstrate to decision makers that a merit-based SCS is useful.
- „Managerial Accountability in the Western Balkans“. Without managerial accountability, reforms to improve public internal financial control and public administration in general, will not succeed.
This regional conference was an opportunity to exchange of experience and discussed the way forward not just in managerial accountability or public internal financial control, but for administrative reform in general. Mr. Raymond Hill, EC Directorate-General for Budget, said that the conference on Managerial Accountability and Professionalization of Senior Civil Service is a clear demonstration of the importance that we work together to improve the conditions for the further course of the enlargement process.