RIPA International Assists EU Accession Countries With Preparation for Entry Into the EU
LONDON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
RIPA International has extensive experience in designing and delivering international capacity building programmes and now offers EU candidate countries and potential candidate countries the opportunity to demonstrate conviction and adjust to strict European standards.
The organisation's suite of training programmes and workshops will enable these countries to maximise their efforts in promoting good governance, strengthening the rule of law, speeding up economic reforms and improving their capacity to adopt and implement the acquis communautaire. Throughout every municipality, county or administrative division, public administrators are asked to deliver in a period of tremendous and unprecedented transformation.
RIPA International's work in Europe has recently involved Albania on a study programme for central, local and political officials of the Government of Albania (including a Minister of the Interior). The programme was centred on formula funding for assessing the level of government grants made to local government bodies (unitary, metropolitan etc.) within England and Wales.
The study programme led the group to the conclusion that the key area of reform they would be seeking to adopt was robust performance indicators in financial management, coupled with proactive outsourcing of direct services.
More recently, RIPA International has worked in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on a 6-month Public Administration Reform programme in three Croatian municipalities. The objective of the programme was to engage local government representatives in a cultural change agenda. It specifically aimed at strengthening quality management and public service delivery in local administrations ahead of the country's entry into the European Union and did so with great success. RIPA now looks ahead to working on similar projects with EU candidate countries ahead of their entry into the EU.
RIPA International's expertise and global experience in public administration and public sector training programmes translates into significant value in supporting ongoing local, state and national transformation. Furthermore, the organisation's innovative behaviour and skills based development work provides tangible results-oriented learning and development outputs.
The organisation's move towards working more closely with EU candidate countries marks the success of RIPA International in working with organisations and governments around the world on development and capacity building projects that increase efficiency, knowledge-sharing and sustainability.
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