TOWARDS AN EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF MODERNIZING THE ROMANIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Cristina Elena NICOLESCU
2019 Journal of Public Administration, Finance and Law  
The implementation of an efficient management in the Romanian public administration is one of the most important objectives of the Strengthening Public Administration Strategy (SCAP) for 2014-2020, a strategic document that represents anex-ante conditionality for absorption of European funds related to the Multiannual Financial Framework for the years 2014-2020. Despite the financial support provided by the European Union to increase Romania's administrative capacity, the positive results
more » ... ed from the implementation of two successive strategies on Public Administration reform initiated by the Romanian Government during the pre-accession period to the EU, as well as its subsequent reforms in key areas, sustained efforts are still needed by Romanian decision - makers to optimize decision-making processes, as well as to develop public services and their quality. In this context, the paper highlights the progress made and the obstacles known by the Romanian central administration on improving its performance in the context of the implementation of SCAP2014-2020. The methodology used is mainly qualitative and is based on the analysis of official documents.
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