Trust in public institutions is the bedrock of democracy and sound public governance. However, strained public budgets and various governance challenges affect governments’ ability to meet citizens’ expectations.
Together with the EEA and Norway Grants, we promote sound public governance across Europe. Combining the financial means of the Grants with the OECD’s expertise, we support beneficiary countries in strengthening the capacity, integrity and accountability of their public institutions to better meet citizens’ expectations and foster trust in public institutions. This cooperation is based on shared aims and values - the Grants’ objectives of reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and the OECD’s mission to promote better policies for better lives.