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Greece: Review of the Central Administration

image of Greece: Review of the Central Administration

Greece faces an immense, perhaps unique and increasingly urgent challenge. It needs to reform in depth, reconciling emergency measures with long lasting reforms. In the face of growing social and political discontent, the future crucially depends on the government's ability to link short term austerity measures with a long term vision and structural reforms aimed at restoring growth and improving the population's welfare. These reforms depend on a well functioning public administration. Strong measures, starting now, to improve the effectiveness, accountability and integrity of the public administration so that it is "fit for purpose" are a priority. The success of reforms such as privatisation, fiscal consolidation, debt reduction, tax collection and enhanced competitiveness is at stake.

This report analyses the issues, sets out the evidence, and makes recommendations for moving forward rapidly to strengthen Greek public governance.

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Annex D: Mapping methodology

Between February and June 2011, the Ministry of the Interior, Decentralisation and E-Governance conducted a detailed mapping of the Greek central administration with the methodological support of the OECD Secretariat. The mapping covered all of the Hellenic Government’s 14 ministries (considered at the level of general secretariats and single administrative sectors), as well as the General Secretariat of the Prime Minister and the General Secretariat of the Government...

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