This report presents an overview of country initiatives concerning efficient, effective public services and open and innovative government. It focuses on four core issues: delivery of public services in times of fiscal consolidation; a more effective and performance-oriented public service; promotion of open and transparent government; and strategies for implementation of a reform agenda. These issues were discussed at the OECD Public Governance Ministerial Meeting held in Venice, Italy, in November 2010, hosted by the Italian Ministry for Public Administration and Innovation.
Public administration has entered a new age. From "less" government in the 1980s to "New Public Management" in the 1990s and early 21st century, reforms are now focusing on the quality of services for citizens and businesses and on the efficiency of administration.
Administrative simplification in Viet Nam has reached a defining moment. This report details Project 30 and related initiatives. Using international comparisons, it explores how Viet Nam can rapidly bring about the full potential of Project 30.
To date, Poland has adopted a complex administrative simplification programme, based on methods successfully used in other OECD countries. It has two main streams: one focused on simplifying licences and permits, the other on measuring and reducing regulatory burdens.