28 March 2011
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.
The need to address the challenges posed by the crisis, the increasing technological shift and reliance on IT provide an opportunity to create a new paradigm for the future of the public sector and the state. In this new context, citizens and civil society will be empowered to take on greater responsibility and start new partnerships with the public sector. Therefore, collaboration with citizens and civil society will become a cornerstone for future public sector reforms. Reinventing these new partnerships will surely be one of the key challenges faced by the public sector in the 21st century.
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