CAF is the European guideline for excellent public management & public sector organisati-ons.
CAF stands for “Common Assessment Framework” and was designed by an EU working group as a quality management system for the public sector in the late 1990s. Meanwhile CAF has become a recognized tool for "sustainable administrative reform and capacity building". Already 3.700 European public sector organizations started a continuous improvement process with internal self-assessment based on CAF. It helps to review and develop the “own” organization and it´s perfor-mance.