We have released policy paper «From State Administration to Public Administration: How Can Public Administration Assessment Be Conducted in Belarus?»
Paper «From State Administration to Public Administration: How Can Public Administration Assessment Be Conducted in Belarus?» discusses various aspects and problems related to the reform of the Belarusian public administration system.
First, a general description of the situation in the sphere of public administration is discussed and its most obvious weak points are outlined. Further, some of the possible approaches to reforms are described, as well as the so-called "principles of good governance", which usually act as a substantive basis of public administration and are still little known in Belarus.
After that, the paper examines the strategic framework of public administration reform (SIGMA), explains its methodology, and analyzes one of the areas - "public financial management". Based on the assessment of the latter, we can conclude that the SIGMA methodology can be applied to assess public administration in Belarus with some technical and political limitations.