Publications & Documents


  • 6-August-2015

    English

    Open Government

    The OECD promotes open government through supporting the design and implementation of open government reforms.

  • 4-August-2015

    English

    Lithuania: Fostering Open and Inclusive Policy Making

    This review analyses open government principles and practices in Lithuania with the aim to support the government of Lithuania in its current and future public governance reforms. In this context, the OECD examines the role of the centre of government as a catalyst for open government reforms, analyses citizens' participation as a key open government practice and explores the opportunities and challenges of digital government as enabler for open government. It examines open government at the level of central government, complemented by a health sector case study. The book presents practical recommendations to assist the government in delivering on its commitment to enhance openness and inclusiveness of policy making and service delivery, and to strengthen government-citizen relations.

  • 29-July-2015

    English

    Capacity-Building Seminar on Citizens’ Participation in Costa Rica

    The Capacity-Building Seminar on Citizens’ Participation in Costa Rica took place on 29 July 2015 in San José. The OECD built capacities of open government leaders from Costa Rica’s public service and civil society on ways to successfully consult citizens and involve them in policy design, implementation and evaluation.

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  • 29-July-2015

    English

    Regulatory Policy in Lithuania: Focusing on the Delivery Side

    This review takes stock of the development and implementation of regulatory reform in Lithuania. Lithuania has embarked upon an ambitious reform programme that addresses the development of new regulations as well as inspection and enforcement processes that support the implementation of regulations with the least administrative burden for citizens and businesses.

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  • 29-July-2015

    English

    Regulatory Policy in Lithuania - Focusing on the Delivery Side

    This review takes stock of the development and implementation of regulatory reform in Lithaunia at a critical juncture for Lithuania. Confronted with the challenge of supporting growth and competitiveness, Lithuania has embarked upon an ambitiuous reform programme that addresses not only the development of new regualtions but also the inspection and enforcement processes that support the effective implementation of these regulations with the least administrative burden for citizens and businesses. This is relatively rare among OECD members and the review assesses this comprehensive reform programme with a special focus on inspeciton and enforcement. First in its kind, the review benchmarks Lithuania's reforms againt the OECD Best Practice Principles on Regulatory Enforcement and Inspection. The review identifies practical recommendations for strenghtening regulatory effectiveness and support growth and competitiveness.

  • 27-July-2015

    English

    Public Governance: A matter of trust

    In this post-crisis period, restoring trust in governments is essential to reinforce and consolidate the foundations of modern states. It is also a necessary condition for governments to successfully carry out public sector reforms. But where do we stand on citizen's trust?

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  • 23-July-2015

    English

    Fiscal constitutions: an empirical assessment

    Fiscal constitutions comprise the set of rules and frameworks guiding fiscal policy that are enshrined in a country’s fundamental laws.

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  • 22-July-2015

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    Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods

    Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods is a longstanding problem, which appears to be growing in scope and magnitude. These practices have negative effects on the sales and profits of affected firms, while raising adverse revenue, economic, health, safety and security effects for governments and consumers.

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  • 22-July-2015

    English

    Sustaining the economic expansion in New Zealand

    Ensuring that permanent spending or tax cuts are implemented in a sustainable manner would encourage the strong fiscal position that New Zealand needs to meet potentially large macroeconomic shocks and long-run ageing-related costs.

  • 16-July-2015

    English

    Regulatory Policy: Belgium

    This page presents current activities on administrative simplification in Belgium and provides access to the report Better Regulation in Belgium.

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