The Framework aims to support policymakers by consolidating an integrated vision and coherent narrative of the main elements of sound public governance in OECD Member and non-Member countries. It builds on lessons learned and on practice-based evidence of what works, what does not and why, gathered over the past decade through the OECD’s work.
The Framework seeks to provide governments at all levels with an integrated self-assessment and guidance tool to:
The Framework consists of five chapters, which are clustered in two parts:
At the conclusion of each chapter, the Framework poses a small number of strategic questions that policy-makers can use to self-assess their government’s institutional and decision-making capacity in key public governance areas. The questions seek to guide policy-makers in determining whether their governments have adopted good practices in light of the evidence the OECD has gathered in each governance area on country trends and practice in pursuing reforms and in designing, implementing, and evaluating policies.
The Framework also provides a list of additional resources that can help policymakers gain a better understanding of OECD standards and practice in sound public governance.