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Reforming the Slovak Public Sector

Improving public sector efficiency can help to meet two conflicting objectives: ensuring fiscal consolidation and maintaining room for growth-friendly spending. However, the public sector lags on the application of e-government and e-procurement, insufficiently prioritizes spending, and suffers from budget fragmentation, lack of coordination between ministries and perceived corruption. The regulatory framework could also be more business friendly and the judicial system more efficient. Boosting public sector efficiency requires broad based reforms. Sequencing will be important for the effectiveness of this comprehensive reform effort, and therefore the government should put an initial emphasis on human resource management and the improvement of administrative capacity.


Keywords: fiscal frameworks, judicial system, administrative burdens, public sector
JEL: H7: Public Economics / State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations; L5: Industrial Organization / Regulation and Industrial Policy; H2: Public Economics / Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; H11: Public Economics / Structure and Scope of Government / Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government; H3: Public Economics / Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents; H5: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; D73: Microeconomics / Analysis of Collective Decision-Making / Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
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