Artan Hoxha

President
Institute for Contemporary Studies
Focus Area(s): 
Civil Service
Critical Tasks: 
Civil service recruitment
Depoliticization
Inter-ministerial coordination
One-stop shops
Performance management system
Interviewers: 
Jona Repishti
Country of Reform: 
Albania
Town/City: 
Tirana
Country: 
Albania
Date of Interview: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Abstract 

Artan Hoxha speaks about government reform movements in Albania.   He opens his discussion with the reforms that took place in Albania from 1992-1996. These focused on opening markets and pushing privatization movements. Hoxha cites the drive towards reform from within Albania as a factor in their success. He then speaks about later reforms including de-politicization efforts within the military, police, and the public administration. He continues his discussion by speaking about the importance of good human resources and training in reforming the public sector. He cites competitive recruitment, proper training, and comprehensive performance evaluation as essential to an effective government. He concludes his discussion by touching on the importance of transparency and modern technology in the public service sector.

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At the time of the interview, Artan Hoxha was the president of the Institute for Contemporary Studies, an Albanian think-tank. He served previously as the Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Cooperation in the Albanian government.   There he oversaw public sector reforms including the restructuring of ministries, downsizing of the public administration, and decentralization of services. His work with the Intsitute of Contemporary Studies has been focused on similar reform practices.   

Language: 
Albanian
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Albanian
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Keywords 
performance management systems
inter-ministerial cooperation
Decentralization
Depoliticization
civil service recruitment
Capacity building