Democracies are at a critical juncture, under growing internal and external pressures.
This publication sheds light on the important public governance challenges countries
face today in preserving and strengthening their democracies, including fighting mis-
and disinformation; improving government openness, citizen participation and inclusiveness;
and embracing global responsibilities and building resilience to foreign influence.
It also looks at two cross-cutting themes that will be crucial for robust, effective
democracies: transforming public governance for digital democracy and gearing up government
to deliver on climate and other environmental challenges. These areas lay out the
foundations of the new OECD Reinforcing Democracy Initiative, which has also involved
the development of action plans to support governments in responding to these challenges.
Available from November 17, 2022Also available in: French