Next Steps in Public Administration Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords:public administration, reforms, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Without public administration reform there is no continuation of European integration of B&H – while European integrations can only be executed by reformed, professional and depoliticized public administration. Since it is expected that Bosnia and Herzegovina will finally receive candidate status at the end of the current year, and that the process of EU integration will intensify, public administration reform will once again be one of the unavoidable reform areas. This study provides an overview of the strategic framework and scope of public administration reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last 18 years that the reform has been formally implemented, followed by a contextual and legislative analysis, critical points of the reform, and a package of recommendations, conclusions and topics for further research.