Public administration in the Netherlands has four tiers: central government, the provinces, the municipalities and the water authorities.
- Central public administration
- Provinces, municipalities and water authorities
- Compact government
- Good public administration
By providing effective and efficient public administration that the people can trust, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations safeguards key democratic values.
In order to improve the Netherlands’ economic and financial prospects, the Government is committed to creating an effective, compact, service-driven and decisive public administration. Achieving compact government will require a more efficient division of tasks between its four tiers, better services, and more opportunities for citizens and society.
Action taken to stop misuse of Government Information (Public Access) Act
Members of the public will no longer be able to misuse the Government Information (Public Access) Act (Wob) solely to earn...
Netherlands to host UN Public Service Day in 2017
On 22 and 23 June next year, the Netherlands will be hosting the United Nations Public Service Day, a two-day conference in...
Pay cap for public officials on temporary contracts
The pay of top officials on temporary contracts in the public and semi-public sectors must be standardised from day one and,...