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25/11/2013

Eurofound’s definition of central public administration. Working paper

EF/13/70/EN


ANNEX: Division of central public administration across national, regional and local levels in the EU27 EF/13/70/EN 2



There is an absence of commonly agreed definitions of key concepts such as public sector, public services and public administration, not to mention ‘central’ public administration. This absence is problematic when comparing several institutions, or even when addressing different issues within one organisation. The aim of this paper is to deliver a working definition of central public administration (CPA).

author(s): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions – I. Biletta, J. Cabrita, C. Götzelmann
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