Name of the project: Human Capacity Development Facility
Activity: Study visit to Germany with the Working Group responsible for drafting the Concept Document on Administrative Burden Reduction
Participants: Members of the Working Group
Date: 20 – 26 October 2019 Aim and program of the visit
In 2017, the Government established the Working Group for drafting the Concept Document on Administrative Burden Reduction which aims to establish a broad programme for the reduction of administrative burden and in modernizing the legal framework. Considering the importance and complexity of the issue, it is important to draw on the experiences of other countries who have successfully managed to implement an administrative burden reduction programme. Germany is amongst the main frontrunners for this policy in the European Union. They have developed a legal basis for the reduction policy, applied the ‘one-in, one-out’ rule and managed the burden measurement internally with the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).
Therefore, in order to further develop the analysis of the Concept Document on Administrative Burden Reduction, a study visit to Germany was organized. The visit took place in Berlin from 20 to 26 October 2019 with financial support from the Luxembourg Government under the Human Capacity Development Facility for European integration managed by the Ministry for European Integration of Republic of Kosovo. The participants were representatives from the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, ex Ministry of Trade and Industry, ex Ministry of Public Administration and Ministry for European Integration.
Benefits / lessons learned for institutions
This study visit has contributed to further developing the analysis for the Concept Document on Administrative Burden Reduction, drawing on the experience of Germany. In addition to better understanding the methodology that Germany has been using to implement the administrative burden programme and the importance of the ‘one-in, one-out’ rule, a very important lesson was that institutionalized coordination and political will are essential for a successful implementation.
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