Boosting resilience in public administration after COVID-19 - the role of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted systemic and societal weaknesses as if through a magnifying glass, making us aware that public sector organizations are often not resilient enough to respond adequately to shocks and stress scenarios. With the aim of promoting the resilience of public sector organizations in the EU-Member States, the OECD, together with the KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research, has conducted eleven case studies, each focusing on a specific CAF user organization. Read first insights on KDZ blog by showcasing challenges, innovative practices, lessons learned and the role of CAF for resilience based on the eleven CAF user organizations analyzed.

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CSPF network met in Barcelona

These days representatives of the member cities of CSPF (European Cities for Sustainable Public Finances) met in Barcelona and discussed economic inequality.

CEMR presented European Local Finances report and website

On November 10th, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) published the report and website "Local finances and the green transition in Europe: A decade of local finances - from crisis to sustainable recovery".

CAF Deep Dive Workshop in Vienna

On November 8th and 9th, KDZ together with the OECD Public Governance and the Austrian Ministry for Public Service conduct the Deep Dive Workshop in Vienna.

KDZ welcomes Sofia Calzola as Erasmus internship

Sofia Calzola is an Italian master’s student at the University of Perugia (Università degli Studi di Perugia) and will support KDZ during her ERASMUS internship till February 2023.

CAF User Conference in Prague

Last week the CAF User Conference CAF organized under the Czech Presidency took place in Prague. The KDZ was represented by Head of CAF Centre Philip Parzer.

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Jahresvbericht 2021
The KDZ - Annual Report reflects the activities of the KDZ in 2021. It serves as an overview of the activities and achievements of the KDZ for the Board and the members as well as interested persons.
Kelmend Zajazi
Kelmend Zajazi | Executive Director of NALAS
The long-term cooperation with KDZ means a lot to us at NALAS. In KDZ we found a peer that fully understands who we are.
Isabelle Verschuren | Federal Public Service Policy and Support (BOSA), CAF correspondent of Belgium
In the last years Belgium has planned and organised many different CAF activities (e.g. CAF training, Certification of CAF label) together with KDZ.
Josep Medrano | Director of Strategic Planning and Taxation, City of Barcelona
For the City of Barcelona, the collaboration with KDZ through the European "Cities for Sustainable Public Finances (CSPF)" has reached a qualitative advance.


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