Governance, Efficiency and Control in the EU

Timeframe: 2010-2014
Project managers:  Jonas Eriksson, Josefin Almer Wulff and Anna Wetter

In the last few decades the public sector has been increasingly affected by a range of measures to improve its efficiency. Hence, we have witnessed governance reforms that aim to improve and measure the effectiveness, coherence and impact of policies. The EU is no exception to this trend. For instance, the European Commission has conducted an impact assessment for every new proposal since 2002. In other words, there is a constant and on-going process to improve the effectiveness of EU policies. The attempts to create ever-more efficient organisations entails, among other things, efforts to enhance the knowledge about the impact of policies already at the early stages of the legislative process (ex ante), as well as methods to control and evaluate the quality of the implementation of new legislation (ex post).

SIEPS will continue to scrutinise the impact of corruption on EU cooperation in general and the EU’s development aid in particular, as well as raising issues with regard to the EU’s development policy. In 2014 SIEPS will publish a report that scrutinises the EU’s consultation procedure.