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OECD Public Governance Reviews: Paraguay

Pursuing National Development through Integrated Public Governance

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Paraguay has identified public governance reform as an important tool for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth. This review examines areas of public governance such as co-ordination across administrative silos, strengthening links between budgeting and planning, and enhancing the decentralisation process to improve development outcomes in all regions of the country. It also assesses the management of the civil service, as well as the implementation of open government strategies and initiatives to involve citizens and businesses in the policy cycle. This review provides concrete recommendations to support public governance reform in Paraguay.

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Multi-level Governance in Paraguay: reinforcing the territorial dimension for a more strategic administration

This chapter provides an overview of current political, administrative and financial situation of Paraguayan subnational governments and the main multi-level governance mechanisms in Paraguay. The first section presents an overview of subnational capacities in the context of Paraguay’s decentralisation process, highlighting the existence of fiscal and public management challenges, while the second section focuses on the existing mechanisms for multi-level co-ordination. It assesses the National Development Plan as a planning instrument for multi-level governance and territorial development. The chapter formulates recommendations to implement decentralisation and multi-level governance reforms through a comprehensive and integrated approach.

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