Miroslav Beblavý is a Senior Research Fellow at Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels (since 2009) and a Member of the Slovak Parliament (since 2010). Between 2002 and 2006, he was the State Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family in Slovakia responsible inter alia for civil service employment policies. Between 2001 and 2002 as well as between 2006 and 2010, he was the Executive Director of the Slovak Governance Institute and also conducted consultancy work for numerous international organisations including the European Commission, OECD, World Bank, DFID. Large part of this work focused on public administration, corruption and governance. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of St Andrews.
Dr Beblavý has over 15 years of professional experience in the field of public sector reforms and high quality of professional experience in the field of a variety of public administration analysis from academic, policy-making and consulting perspective. His specialties include: Public Administration and Governance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Functional Review, Quality in Public Administration, Strategies for Successful Reform, Civil Service and Organizational Reforms, Decentralization, Poverty Reduction, Social Policies, Education and Pension Reforms; Capacity Development. He has extensive experience with facilitating change, policy analysis and programme development, strategic and action planning, monitoring and evaluation procedures, institution partnership development;
Specifically with regard to monitoring and evaluation, he has both sectoral and cross-cutting experience. In his recent work for DG Employment, he worked as senior expert and evaluator on the analysis of the outcome of the negotiations concerning the Partnership Agreements and ESF Operational Programmes, for the programming period 2014-2020. In his 2013 work for UNDP on lessons from public administration reforms in post communist countries, he conducted an overall evaluation specifically of public administration reforms across 25 years of transition. In his 2009 work for the World Bank in Uganda, he evaluated public sector HR management in areas of education and healthcare. In his 2008 and 2009 work for the OECD Deputy Secretary General, he conducted evaluation of reform advisory services already provided at OECD in 2006-2008 (Mexico, France, Hungary, Finland) in terms results for countries and internal OECD operations (project workflows, costs, project plans) and similar products provided by other organisations/firms. In his 2007 and 2008 work for the Armenian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in 2 projects (World Bank and USAID), he not only designed an overall monitoring and evaluation strategy, but then also conducted training in its implementation and provided implementation feedback.. In his 2007-2008 work on Making the most of EU funds for the Roma for Open Society Institute, he also designed monitoring and evaluation strategy for this initiative. In 2006 and 2007 working for UNDP in Croatia, he designed a set of indicators for the government on measuring progress of National Development Strategy. On the government side, he was responsible for introduction of programmatic budgeting including monitoring and evaluation systems for the entire Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family in Slovakia during the 2002-2006 period – the largest budget chapter in Slovakia.