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OECD Report on Public Communication: The Global Context and the Way Forward

 

 

The first OECD Report on Public Communication: The Global Context and the Way Forward examines the public communication structures, mandates and practices of centres of governments and ministries of health from 46 countries, based on the 2020 OECD Understanding Public Communication surveys. It analyses how this important government function contributes to better policies and services, greater citizen trust, and, ultimately, stronger democracies in an increasingly complex information ecosystem. It makes the case for a more strategic use of communication by governments, both to pursue policy objectives and promote more open governments, by providing an extensive mapping of trends, gaps and lessons learned. Finally, it highlights pioneering efforts to move towards the professionalisation of the government communication function and identifies areas for further research to support this transition.


The report builds on the Organisation’s established work in the area of open and innovative government reforms and by benefitting from in depth discussions with the members of its Working Party on Open Government and Experts Group on Public Communication.


Audience
The target audience of the final report includes public officials in charge of steering and implementing open government strategies and initiatives, as well as communication officers in public institutions and agencies who wish to find out more about the strategic role of public service communications in explaining, encouraging, and building support for open government practices.  


Methodolgy & analytical framework
The report will be based on the analytical framework, desk research, as well as surveys administered to OECD member and non-member countries.  A first survey will target public officials in charge of communication in centres of government, and a second survey will target public officials in charge of communication within ministries of health. 

 

     

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How can I get involved?

If you are a communications official working within central government or health ministry, and would like to contribute to this groundbreaking report, please contact us at coms4og@oecd.org.