The role and functions of the centre of government in the European Neighbourhood Policy
The institutions that make up the centre of government (CoG) play a crucial role in
the policymaking process and help to ensure that government decisions are timely,
evidence-informed, strategic and consistent. Despite this prominent role, the CoG
often has the reputation of being somewhat opaque in terms of its structure and ways
of working. This report presents an overview of the role and functions of the CoG
of five European Neighbourhood Policy East countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia,
the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – from a comparative perspective, both with respect
to each other and in comparison with CoGs in OECD and EU countries. The report explores
the CoG’s role in policy co-ordination, how it supports quality decision making, its
contribution to strategic planning and its role in managing European integration issues.
The report highlights strengths and challenges in the ways that the CoG institutions
operate in the five countries and suggests areas for which policy dialogue and exchange
of experience with OECD and EU Members could help to enhance outcomes.
Published on May 25, 2023
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