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.



Foreword and acknowledgements

Over the last two decades, Lithuania has invested substantially in modernising its public administration. Today, the country is exploring how to strengthen active citizenship and citizen participation in policy making and service delivery. This Public Governance Review seeks to support the country’s efforts to foster open and inclusive policy making and improve government-citizen relations. The Review also reflects the country’s participation in the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP seeks to ensure a collaborative process between government and civil society as a means to reap the benefits of citizens’ participation in policy making. Lithuania joined the initiative in 2011 and has since been engaged in delivering on its OGP commitments in areas such as digital government services, access to information, public participation, accountability, transparency and the fight against corruption. Some of these issues are linked to the areas under study in the current Review.


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