Beirut, Lebanon: 28-29 September 2010
A fundamental regulatory policy area in both MENA and OECD countries is administrative simplification. This seminar provided participants with a practical overview on how to plan, implement and organise an administrative simplification and e-government strategy.
Peers from Belgium, Denmark and Tunisia attended the event and presented their country’s experiences on the topic. Each element was explained through a theoretical presentation and illustrated by real examples from MENA and OECD countries.
At the end of the second day a workshop was organised to work in practice on the design and implementation of an administrative simplification and e-government strategy.
The seminar was opened by His Excellency, Mr. Mohammad Fneish, Minister of State for Administrative Reform in Lebanon and His Excellency, Dr. Khaled Kabbani, Persident of the Civil Service Board in Lebanon. The meeting was attended by over 100 high-level officials, representatives from the private sector and several international organisations.
The meeting provided substantive discussions on administrative simplification and e-government strategies and regulatory quality frameworks.
Participants highlighted the continued efforts to design a comprehensive strategy that combines both administrative simplification and e-government to reduce regulatory complexity and ensure better quality public services.
At the workshop participants discussed challenges encountered during the implementation phase and possible solutions to overcome them. Special emphasis was placed on the coordination mechanisms to ensure a smooth implementation and achieve expected results. The importance of using ICT tools was also highlighted when designing administrative simplification strategy.
The Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform as well as all other public institutions participating in the seminar recognised the value of OECD support in the above mentioned fields and expressed their interest in continue working together on:
28 September 2010
Session 1. International Practices in Administrative Simplification: The Design and Implementation of Simplification Programmes
Session 2: Creating Regulatory Quality Frameworks: The Characteristics of a Regulatory Quality Initiative
Session 3: The Experience of the Private Sector with Government Regulations and the Lebanese Initiatives
29 September 2010
Session 1: Measuring Administrative Burden: Tools and Techniques
Session 2: Integrating ICT tools into the Administrative Simplification Programme