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Romania to join OECD public governance, administration reform analysis project

The Government on Wednesday approved Romania joining an analysis project of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that covers five key sectors of public governance and administration reform.

“It is about public office, central governmental coordination, open governance, budget management and digital agenda that will highlight strong and weak points in all the five areas against OECD good practices, through specific analysis, with the conclusions to be unveiled at a special conference,” the Romanian Government said Wednesday in a press statement.

The Government also approved Romania’s voluntary payment of 150,000 euros in 2016 OECD contribution, allotting to its General Secretariat 685,000 lei from the budget reserves fund.

“The need to allot the money from the budget reserves fund at the disposal of the Government is justified in that the spending arose as the budget was being implemented,” the Government explains.

Responsible for the implementation in Romania of the OECD project will be a steering committee made up of decision-making officials, state secretaries or directors of the organisations involved in the project – the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Foreign Ministry – as well as from the ministries in charge with the areas under research – the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, the Public Finance Ministry, the Ministry of Communications and Information Society and the Ministry for Public Consultation and Civic Dialogue.

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