EU Ambassador praises Georgia’s public sector reform

Janos Herman after the signning of the financial agreement with Euro-Integration Minister David Bakradze on April 22,2015., 28 Apr 2015 - 21:12, Tbilisi,Georgia

The European Union’s Ambassador to Georgia Janos Herman is expressing appreciation on behalf of the EU for the level of cooperation of the Administration of the Government of Georgia regarding the country’s Public Administration Reform.

In a letter sent to Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Herman said Georgia had clearly demonstrated its desire to undertake "crucial reforms” and the degree and quality of cooperation between the EU and Georgia in this regard was important.

Allow me to thank you for your letter of 4 March 2015 expressing the Government’s clear and firm commitment on the path of reforms in the field of Public Administration. I have transmitted it to the EU institutions in Brussels as a strong signal of the importance given by your Government to these crucial reforms,” said the EU Ambassador in his letter.

Herman emphasized that the creation of the upcoming program in the area of the Public Administration Reform was almost completed "in close coordination with your services and several ministries” and the Reform Roadmap will be adopted by the end of next month.

"Your commitment to having the Public Administration Reform Roadmap adopted by the end of May allowed for envisaging strategic and transversal support to the reforms, with budget support as one of the main modalities of assistance.”

The EU Ambassador particularly expressed appreciation for the work of two units of the Government’s Administration; Policy Planning and Innovation, and Donor Coordination.

"We also take good note of the comprehensive Donor’s Coordination mechanism being set up, including in the area of good governance,” said the Ambassador in his note.