ArmInfo. The government of Armenia has launched the process of developing a comprehensive strategy for reforming the sector of public administration, which sets itself the task of re-evaluating the public administration system. This was announced on September 13 during a meeting of the Council for the Development of a Strategy for Reforming the Sector of Public Administration, chaired by RA Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan.
According to the press service of the government, the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized that, as part of the strategy, it is necessary to formulate an operational model of the state system that will be effective and capable of shaping the development agenda, presenting it for public discussion; respond to constantly changing signals, risks and challenges facing the state; implement state policy aimed at ensuring the growth of the welfare of society.
<In-depth public administration reforms will be a key component of the political agenda. These reforms will guarantee success in pursuing policies in other areas, in particular economic, social, defense, etc.>, he stressed.
In particular, according to Avinyan, the strategy will cover 5 areas: development of policies, human resources management and public administration, provision of public services, accountability and the procedural framework of public administration.
In all areas of reform, digitalization and the development of human abilities will play a key role. In particular, the implementation of digital, electronic and smart solutions will be considered. Thus, as noted by the Deputy Prime Minister, it is planned to increase the synergy of the system, transparency, public accountability, automation of business processes within reasonable limits.
According to him, as a result of reforms, state policy will cease to be fragmented, and the state will be accountable not for processes, but for specific results. In particular, the institution of individual responsibility for political results will be introduced, and the public perception of the civil servant will be changed. "The civil service will be attractive both for a young specialist aspiring to a public career and for a self-sufficient specialist who is ready to put his knowledge and experience into building a state," he emphasized.
"The functioning of the state system will not be based on the selfless efforts of individuals, which, of course, is no less important, but on the established institutions," the Deputy Prime Minister concluded.