Modernising Government: The Way Forward by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD

By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD

This ebook takes inventory of the earlier twenty years of public region modernisation in OECD nations. those years have witnessed an inflow of recent rules and tasks yet how have those new principles labored in perform? This record assesses disasters and successes and identifies the demanding situations forward. It examines convinced chosen key public administration coverage levers of reform such as:

  • Making govt extra responsive, obvious and accessible,
  • Instilling a functionality approache within the public sector,
  • Changing responsibility and regulate systems,
  • Facilitating reallocation and restructuring,
  • Organising and motivating public servants, and
  • Integrating a industry approach.

This file comprises similar facts and tables evaluating structures throughout nations. It goals to aid coverage makers equip themselves for the longer term.

''This is a vastly invaluable overseas assessment which searches for generalisations, yet in a nuanced and contextualised method. i've got no hesitation in recommending it.''

--Christopher Pollitt, Professor of Public administration, Centre for Public administration, Erasmus college Rotterdam

''Modernising Governmentis of significant worth to practitioners who need to know what nations are doing to improve public administration, in addition to to students who desire a conceptual knowing of latest reform. it's a hugely valuable reference for nations that experience embraced new public administration and international locations that experience conventional sorts of public administration.''

--Allen Schick, Professor of Public coverage, college of Maryland and The Brookings Institution

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Transparency of the regulatory policy itself, as well as its institutions, tools and process is equally important for its success. Transparency encourages the development of better policy options, and helps reduce the incidence and impact of arbitrary decisions in regulatory implementation” (OECD, 2002h, p. 65). The budget is the prime vehicle for giving effect to a country’s economic and social priorities. As such, the process by which it is prepared, debated and approved is often highly contested but barely understood, and rarely MODERNISING GOVERNMENT: THE WAY FORWARD – ISBN 92-64-01049-1 – © OECD 2005 33 1.

1. Exposing government to greater public scrutiny Governments exposed: key trends The scope, quantity and quality of government information provided to the public has increased significantly in the past 20 years and the provision of information is now an objective shared by all OECD member countries. e. which is relevant, timely, complete and objective), given the ever-increasing quantity available online, constitutes a challenge for the future. g. 4 Freedom of information (FOI) laws are the single most important means of giving substance to such basic rights, and their adoption has gathered pace in the past two decades.

They provide guarantees for citizens in their interactions with government, uphold the rule of law and give substance to constitutional rights – for example, equality before the law, non-discrimination and due process ( OECD, 1 997). Administrative procedure laws and codes are typically a mixture of detailed procedural rules and general procedural principles, are found in over 70% of OECD member countries, and generally predate FOI legislation. They often include provisions to ensure that citizens who are potentially affected by administrative actions and decisions have the possibility to receive prior notice of a given decision-making process and thus defend their interests.

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