International Workshop on Policy Tools for Regulatory Quality, Better Service Delivery and Enhanced Integrity: Supporting Implementation

 

Ramallah, Palestinian Authority, 7 April 2011

 

Overview | Outcomes | Documentation | Presentations

 

 

Workshop Participants from MENA and OECD Countries


 

 Overview


This workshop presented the first deliverables produced by the MENA-OECD Initiative to Support the Palestinian Authority (MIP) in the areas of regulatory quality, e-government and better service delivery, and integrity framework.

 

The following OECD publications were presented:

  • The Legislative Drafting Manuals of the Palestinian Authority: Assessment Report 
  • Regulatory Consultation in the Palestinian Authority: A Practitioners’ Guide for Engaging Stakeholders in Democratic Deliberation
  • Modernising the Public Administration:  The Case of E-Government in the Palestinian Authority
  • OECD Joint Learning Study:  Designing and Implementing a Code of Conduct in the Civil Service: Benchmarking the Palestinian the draft Code of Conduct (Draft Version).

 

The event was attended by ministers and members of the Palestinian Cabinet, and joined by OECD peer experts from Italy, Spain, Turkey and the UK, who shared their countries’ expertise and good practices with the Palestinian Authority.

 

 Outcomes

 

Action plans for implementation. The discussions held during the workshop contributed to produce Action Plans for each thematic priority of MIP. The Action Plans will ensure the concrete implementation of the endorsed recommendations and will be completed by a series of capacity building activities that will provide the Palestinian Authority with the necessary tools and competences to effectively proceed with the identified reforms.

 

 Documentation

 

 Presentations

 

Working Sessions (morning)

 

Three workshops were organised in parallel, together with Palestinian Authority public officials responsible for the key areas of regulatory policy, e-government and integrity, to discuss the findings of the first phase of the project and analyse key objectives that could be realised in the second phase.

 

Workshop on Regulatory Policy

 

  • Mr. Anthony Miller, Senior Policy Advisor, Better Regulation Executive, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, United Kingdom (English - pdf )
  • Mr. Salih Arikan, Better Regulation and Impact Assessment Group, Prime Minister’s Office, Turkey (English - pdf )
  • Ms Miriam Allam, Economist, Regulatory Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD (English - pdf )

 

 

Workshop on Integrity

  • Ms. Crisitina Juarranz de la Fuente, Deputy Director for Real Estate, Under Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Spain. Co-chair of the MENA-OECD Working Group on Civil Service and Integrity (English - pdf)
  • Ms. Sana Al-Attar, Policy Analyst, and Mr. Carlos Conde, Senior Programme Coordinator MENA, Governance Reviews and Partnerships Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD (English - pdf )

 

 

Workshop on E-Government

  • Mr. Gianluigi Viscusi, Professor of E-government, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy (English - pdf)
  • Dr. Safa Nasser Eldin, E-government General Coordinator, Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Palestinian Authority (English - pdf & English - pdf)
  • Mr. Alessandro Bellantoni, Policy Analyst, Governance Reviews and Partnerships Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD (English - pdf )

 

 

Public Consultation (Joint Session in the afternoon)


This joint workshop presented and discussed in detail how to implement the Practitioners’ Guide on public consultation in the law drafting process. Participants had the opportunity to discuss the steps to be taken during the implementation phase and how to ensure a smooth coordination between various institutions.

 

  • Ms Miriam Allam, Economist, Regulatory Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD (English - pdf )
  • Mr. Anthony Miller, Senior Policy Advisor, Better Regulation Executive, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, United Kingdom (English - pdf )