OECD Public Governance Reviews: Estonia and Finland

Fostering Strategic Capacity across Governments and Digital Services across Borders

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This publication examines public governance arrangements in Finland and Estonia in two key areas: whole-of-government strategy steering and digital governance. This integrated review reflects the fact that the two countries face common challenges in setting and co-ordinating the implementation of whole-of-government strategies.



The role of the Centre of Government in strategy setting and implementation

This chapter examines the Centre of Government’s capacity to steer strategy setting and implementation effectively in Estonia and Finland. It provides an overview of the state of strategy setting and implementation in both countries, and highlights similar challenges faced by each country. It notes recent advancements in reforming strategy setting and implementation processes while emphasising the need to better link budgeting with strategy setting, to ensure whole-of-cabinet decision making and to enhance the strategic visioning of the government’s strategy.


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