Open government

The OECD Public Communication Network


How can institutions better leverage public communication to strengthen democracies and trust in government?

Launched in 2019, the OECD Public Communication Network (PCN) is a sub-group of the OECD’s Working Party on Open Government. It was formed as a platform to steer international dialogue, facilitate multi-lateral cooperation and promote a more citizen-centered and effective use of the public communication function as an instrument of policy-making and open government. It aims to expand knowledge and evidence on emerging public communication issues and practices, while supporting the development of capacity and competencies needed to succeed in a changing communication landscape. The PCN includes officials in charge of whole-of-government public communication working within centres of government (i.e. the highest level of the executive – President or Prime Minister’s Office) in OECD member and non-member countries. Communicators from health and environment ministries and agencies are also included, given the focus of current and previous projects. The Group also includes a variety of non-governmental stakeholders who share similar objectives and values, including from academic institutions, civil society organizations, and representatives of the private sector. 


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