Commission for Public Administration Reforms (CORA)

The Commission for the Reform of Public Administrations (CORA) was created by agreement of the Council of Ministers dated 26 October 2012 to improve the efficiency and efficacy of public activity, reducing its cost without this entailing any decrease in the quality of services provided.

CORA was organised in four sub-commissions:

  • Administrative duplication. Its aim is to identify and eliminate duplications and strengthen cooperation mechanisms, to make the cost of the administration's work less expensive.
  • Administrative simplification. It will review bureaucratic red tape that hinders the processing of administrative procedures in order to achieve a greater simplification with an impact to the benefit of all citizens. 
  • Managing common services and resources. Its aim is to centralise management activities that, due to being similar or with the same nature, can be done in a unified or coordinated way, thus taking greater advantage of public resources. 
  • Institutional administration. The different types of entities that comprise it will be analysed, the regulatory framework will be reviewed and the forms that are identified as optimal. 

As a result of its work, CORA drew up a Annual report(opens in new window) submitted to the Council of Ministers on 21 June 2013 by the Vice-president and Minister of the Presidency and the Minister for Finances and Public Administrations with a series of measures aimed at improving and simplifying the functioning of public administrations.

The report contains a total of 218 measures:

  • 138 of these measures affect General state administration and the autonomous communities
  • 80 exclude the General state administration

The Office for the Execution of Administration Reforms (OPERATES) was created in 2013 to execute, promote and supervise these measures. Its structure and operation are regulated by Royal Decree 671/2014of 1 August.(opens in new window)

See all the reports (opens in new window) on the implementation of CORA measures.