Lithuania: Fostering Open and Inclusive Policy Making

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This review analyses open government principles and practices in Lithuania with the aim to support the government of Lithuania in its current and future public governance reforms. In this context, the OECD examines the role of the centre of government as a catalyst for open government reforms, analyses citizens' participation as a key open government practice and explores the opportunities and challenges of digital government as enabler for open government. It examines open government at the level of central government, complemented by a health sector case study. The book presents practical recommendations to assist the government in delivering on its commitment to enhance openness and inclusiveness of policy making and service delivery, and to strengthen government-citizen relations.



Citizens' engagement as a crucial open government practice in Lithuania

This chapter reviews and discusses citizens’ engagement in policy making and service delivery from an open government perspective. It presents and assesses its legal and policy framework and analyses the status of civil society and the culture of civic engagement in the country as a basis for successful open government policies. It then focuses on reviewing the practices of citizens’ consultation and participation by looking at their implementation and impact, and recommends ways in which the government can enhance their inclusiveness and effectiveness in contributing to the policy-making cycle.


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