Α World Bank mission comprising18 member arrives in Cyprus, on Monday, to provide expert advice on the reform of the Public Sector.

In statements to CNA Commissioner on Public Sector Reform Emanuella Moushioutta Lambrianidou also announced that on September 13, President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades will be presenting an action plan on state and institutions modernization.
She clarified that the action plan will include a policies agenda and the measures included therein.

Referring to the World Bank mission, Lambrianidou said that that the experts’ visit will focus on the Ministries of Health, Education and Agriculture.

A UK National School of Government team will also be in Cyprus at the same time looking into personnel matters such as the state payroll, the evaluation system in place and the mobility of public servants.

Lambrianidou noted that on September 23, a UK mission will visit Cyprus to look into local administration matters and the department of Registrar of Companies.

At the same time, she said that the Cabinet decided last Wednesday to appoint a ministerial committee under Minister of Finance Harris Georgiades, which will also include Ministers of Labour, Justice, Agriculture and Under Secretary to the President.

Cyprus signed in August a bilateral agreement with the UK to conduct a study on the modernization and reform of the public sector.

The government has stated that public sector reform is a priority as well as an obligation stemming from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the basis of an international rescue for Cyprus reached in late March.

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