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Public Sector Development & Good Governance

During our 20 years’ experience, we have witnessed how the development of the public sector and the strengthening of good governance and the rule of law are critical to ensure social and economic development. In line with the aid community, we recognise and promote a fruitful relationship of the state with the private sector and civil society as driver of social and economic development.

Over the last fifteen years, Eurecna has been an important player in the process of EU integration in the Western Balkans and building on this experience, we are bringing our contribution in other geographical areas where we combine innovative approaches and EU best practices with the local social, economic, administrative and judicial heritage.  We support the development of public rules, processes and behaviours through which legitimate interests are properly articulated, resources are transparently managed, and power is legally exercised and properly controlled.

Our main areas of interventions are:

  • Public Administration Reform
  • Institution & Capacity Building
  • Regulatory Improvement
  • Human Resources Management & Development
  • European Integration
  • Gender equality
  • Justice

Public Administration Reform (PAR) is a phased introduction of changes with the aim to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and legality of the administration of public affairs in a systematic and sustainable way. PAR does not concern exclusively the system of central administration, but involves local self-government, public services and other public bodies.

Our approach to PAR builds on two key factors: a balanced combination of theory and practice (including best practices from all over the world) and a wide respect of local administrative traditions and other cultural elements, which are, in our view, the key factor for ensuring the sustainability of any change.

Our main areas of intervention include:
  • Institutional assessment
  • Strategic planning, reform management and monitoring
  • Drafting, enactment and enforcement of administrative regulatory framework
  • Strengthening the central and local institutional framework
  • Protection of citizens’ individual rights
  • Civil service system development and HRM
  • etc.

The rapidly changing international environment emphasised the need for strong and efficient institutions, modern national administrations and judiciary systems capable of responding and adjusting to changing scenarios. Institutional improvements are in several cases also necessary to ensure efficiency and long-term sustainability of the public sector.

Eurecna assists beneficiary countries to establish effective public sector practice, procedures and institutions, which can be sustainable with national resources. Our support is characterised by know-how "sharing" – as opposed to know-how "transfer"- including all aspects related to the development of strategies, structures, human resources and management skills.

Our main areas of intervention are:
  • Institutional assessment.
  • Institution building at central and local level.
  • Development and implementation of Capacity Building programmes.
  • Establishment of specialised public structures/agencies.
  • etc.

Regulation plays an essential role in the functioning of modern states and their economies. For this reason, it is important to bring continuous improvements to both the policy formulation phase and the process of drafting, enacting and enforcing legislation. This requires strong regulatory management capacities, including the use of specific tools such as simplification, consultation, impact assessment, etc.

Over the last fifteen years, Eurecna has led the process of drafting of legislation in fields of state administration, administrative procedures, judiciary, civil service, consumer protection, data protection, banking, quality standards, competition & state aid, intellectual propriety etc. We have improved regulatory management standards, strengthened quality assurance, legal efficiency and effectiveness, realistic enforcement planning, etc.

Our main areas of intervention are:
  • Regulatory management policies.
  • Legislation drafting, enactement and enforcement.
  • Regulatory impact assessment.
  • Legal harmonisation with the acquis.
  • Legislation training programs for civil servants.
  • and more

Ensuring that public officials are efficient, effective, impartial, transparent and accountable usually requires the reform of the entire public sector system. Experience shows that amending legislation is often seen as the starting point of this reform. Yet, new legislation alone is not enough to deliver results if it is not accompanied by a consistent human resources management system.

Our approach to HRM & HRD includes the definition of a reform strategy, the setting up of a reliable regulatory framework, as well as the development of specific HRM and HRD policies. When it is relevant, we use the organisational development approach and the change management theory and tools.

Our main areas of intervention are:
  • Development of HRD and HRM policies at central and local level.
  • Training needs analysis.
  • Establishment of HRM institutions/agencies.
  • Establishment of public officials training agencies.
  • Organisation of international training programmes.
  • etc.

The candidate countries are in different stages on their road towards EU membership. They are working on the adoption of the acquis and on its effective implementation through the strengthening of administrative capacities and structures to take responsibility for the management of European affairs and EU funded assistance.

We focus on institutional strengthening, promotion of the rule of law, public administration reform and legal harmonisation. We train and build the capacity of the officers involved in the EU negotiation process. We assist in creating a sustainable social and economic system, capable of coping with competition and market forces in the EU. We carry out similar work with countries who have signed an Association Agreement with the EU usually covering the development of political, trade, social, cultural and security links as well as with those ACP countries who have signed an Economic Partnership Agreement.

Our main areas of intervention are:
  • Management of the EU integration process.
  • Management of EU funded assistance.
  • Harmonisation of legislation with the acquis.
  • Institution and capacity building activities.
  • Development of training modules on EU affairs.
  • Assistance in the negotiation process.
  • EU programming and PCM.
  • Assistance to implement Association Agreement and Economic Partnership Agreement.
  • etc.

The equal treatment of all citizens is a fundamental aspect of good governance and at the same time a legal right affirmed by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Gender equality concerns several fields including violence against women, reproductive and sexual health and rights, access to employment and education, economic and political empowerment, freedom of movement, family and property laws, how the media portray women, etc.

Our experience started with the promotion of women economic empowerment through access to education and employment including self-employment and entrepreneurship. We build the capacity of agencies and institutions responsible for women affairs helping them to become leaders and champions of gender mainstreaming. We facilitate networking, policy dialogue and advocacy as well as a more active role of media in promoting gender equality.

Our main areas of intervention are:
  • Economic empowerment
  • Political empowerment
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Gender analysis
  • Policy dialogue and advocacy
  • Institution and capacity building of women machinery
  • Media
  • etc.

An efficient, equitable and accessible justice system is the cornerstone of good governance and the rule of law.

We have recently started to focus specifically on justice support dealing with access to justice, legal education, awareness raising on duties and rights of the citizens and law enforcement agencies, promotion of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system and capacity building of the judiciary.

Our main areas of intervention are:
  • Institutional framework
  • Institution and capacity building of the judiciary
  • Training of judges, prosecutors and court staff
  • Legal drafting
  • Access to justice
  • Legal education
  • etc.
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