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Lithuania: Fostering Open and Inclusive Policy Making

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Published on August 04, 2015

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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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Country profile: Lithuania
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
The context for open government reforms in Lithuania
Lithuania's centre of government as a catalyst for open government
Citizens' engagement as a crucial open government practice in Lithuania
Digital government as an enabler for open government in Lithuania
Open government at the sector level in Lithuania: Health sector case study
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This review covers

  • Centre of Government co-ordination as a catalyst for open government

  • Citizen engagement as a core open government practice
  • Digital government as an enabler for open government

  • Case study of open government in the health sector

 

Recommendations

Centre of Government co-ordination as a catalyst for open government

  • Strengthen the strategic use of performance data, enhance capacity, streamline and engage.

  • Develop a common vision of open government across state and non-state actors

  • Increase the visibility of existing open government good practices and institutional champions.

 
Citizen engagement as a core open government practice

  • Elaborate a common methodology to foster citizens’ participation

  • Systematically report on the outcomes of consultation processes

  • Disseminate open government principles and practices

  • Promote a culture of civic engagement

 
Digital government as an enabler for open government

  • Improve incentives as well as reviewing the allocation of executive powers

  • Develop stronger monitoring, impact measurement and communication of digital government initiatives

  • Expand the use of digital technologies to promote openness, transparency & accountability to fight corruption

  • Communicate the political importance of "getting digital government right"


Case study on the healthcare sector

  • Develop a strategy to promote open government throughout the sector

  • Monitor and evaluate to share information with stakeholders and promote accountability

  • Enhance the visibility of policy results

  • Improve communication concerning the inter-connectedness of strategic plans

 

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Key Findings & Recommendations

 

 

Launch Presentation

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