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  • Openness and inclusiveness of public policy-making in Serbia:

    Management of the public policy system is one of the key reform areas within the Public Administration Reform (PAR)1 framework in Serbia, along with the public service delivery system. On the other hand, the participatory and evidence-based process of public policy making not only increases transparency and accountability, but also positively influences the public policy outcomes, that is, improves the quality of public services.

    Authors: Katarina Tadić | Milena Lazarević

    Serbia Scores a Weak Two in Professionalisation of Public Administration

    In this document we analyse Serbia’s score for the Public Service and Human Resource Management and present scores of other Western Balkan countries. The area of public service is analysed through seven principles which are recognised as necessary preconditions for the establishment of professional public administration and merit-based civil service system.

    Authors: Vladmir Mihajlović

    Human resources at the local level

    Public administration reform in Serbia, having entered a new stage with the endorsement of the Public Administration Reform Strategy and its Action Plan for implementation, aims, inter alia, at establishing a harmonised and merit-based civil service system and at improving human resource management.

    Authors: Katarina Tadić | Vladmir Mihajlović

    Towards a Smart Staff Retention Policy for the Sustainable EU Integration of Serbia

    Why a staf retention policy?

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Katarina Kosmina | Dragana Bajić

    Balkan Enlargement and the politics of civic pressure

    One of the lessons learnt from previous enlargement waves is the need to complement the politics of conditionality – that is, Brussel’s traditional ‘carrot and stick approach’ – with the politics of pressure – whereby the governments in the Balkan countries are ‘squeezed’ between civil society demands and an uncompromising European Commission.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Corina Stratulat

    Citizen-oriented Public Administration in Serbia

    Public administration in Serbia faces numerous challenges and difficulties, some of which are reflected in the lack of capacity, but some also in the reluctance of the Government and the administration to adapt to new demands.

    Authors: Katarina Tadić

    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.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Dragana Bajić | Katarina Kosmina

    Policymaking in the Western Balkans

    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.

    Authors: TEN

    (Un)success of Public Administration Reform in Serbia

    In the recently published Serbia 2016 Report made by the European Commission, at the first sight, Serbia receives a positive assessment in the field of public administration reform. An encouraging fact is that public administration reform has been labelled as an area with the progress achieved.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Vladmir Mihajlović

    Effects of the Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) on Strengthening of Administrative Capacities in the Western Balkans

    The European Court of Auditors recently published a special report on the impact of EU pre-accession assistance on strengthening the administrative capacity of the countries of the Western Balkans (WB).

    Authors: Miloš Đinđić | Sena Marić
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