About the Council for Public Administration

The Council for Public Administration (Raad voor het Openbaar Bestuur, ROB) is an advisory body of the government and parliament. The council is independent and is established by law. It can issue advice when requested or on its own initiative. The cabinet is obliged within three months to announce its position to the Lower House regarding advice issued.

The ROB advises on the structure and functioning of the government. The aim is to improve effectiveness and efficiency. The ROB devotes particular attention to the basic principles of the democratic rule of law.

By means of its advice, other publications and research, the ROB wishes to contribute to the political, administrative and social debate. When preparing advice, the ROB often engages people and organisations that are frequently involved in the functioning of government or that have specific expertise.


Publications that are available in English:​​​​​​


For more information, please contact the ROB.