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Innovatively sustainable

The KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research is a competence centre and knowledge platform for public management Consulting, European Governance & Urban policy, public finance and federalism and training.

We want a sustainable modernization of the public sector and, as a non-profit organisation, we offer research, advice and training for public administration.

KDZ - Center for Administrative Research


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Monitoring and informing local government finance policies in South-East Europe: the NALAS Regional Decentralization Observatory

Building on the strong conviction that evidence-based policies can lead to better public policies and public services NALAS (Network of Association of Local Authorities of South-East Europe) and KDZ (Centre for Public Administration Research) partnered to develop the NALAS Decentralization Observatory for South-East Europe www.nalas-observatory.eu.
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What are the main challenges of the COVID crisis?

The Covid19 crisis has revealed a lack of risk- and quality management in many public sector organizations in Europe. PRIMO and KDZ therefore joined forces to offer a comprehensive training and guideline for boosting public administration towards a sustainability and resilience especially in future crisis.


Publications & Studies


Decentralisation and Local Public Administration Reform in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

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The Publication "Decentralisation and Local Public Administration Reform in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Learning from the past – preparing for the future" and Status Reports on the Progress of Decentralisation Reform in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine aim to consolidate lessons learned over three decades of reform and help the local government associations prepare for the reform next steps in their countries.
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Mag. Peter Biwald - Managing director
Knowledge is the basis of our success.
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Thomas Prorok - Deputy Managing Director
In the book "Transforming Public Administration with CAF" we bring together more than 30 international authors who describe their experience with CAF.
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Mayor Michael Ludwig - at the conference "Towards European Integration with SDGs"
The Sustainable Development Goals are the way to go. And this way leads to European integration.


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Public Management Consulting

Our focus

  • Financial Management and VRV 2015
  • Organisational and Administrative Development
  • Control and Management Systems
  • Citizens and Customer Service
  • Strategy and Innovation Development
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European Governance and Urban Policy

Our focus

  • International Know How Exchange and Capacity Building
  • Urban Policy in Europe
  • CAF-Centre and Reform of Public Administration
  • Open Data
  • Knowledge Management and Networking