Open Government in Biscay

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The Review analyses the open government agenda of the Province of Biscay, based on the 2017 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Open Government. It assesses Biscay’s initiatives regarding transparency, accountability and stakeholder participation and how they impact the quality of public service delivery. This review also evaluates Biscay’s institutional, legal and policy frameworks for the implementation of these initiatives, focusing on the creation of a sound monitoring and evaluation system. The report includes recommendations to foster a public governance culture that empowers all stakeholders to actively participate throughout the entire policy cycle. This is the first OECD Open Government Review carried out in a subnational government of an OECD member country.



Ensuring a sustainable implementation of Biscay’s open government agenda

This chapter analyses the internal capacities and current initiatives in place in the province of Biscay to ensure a culture of open government. In particular, it examines the Province’s institutional and co-ordination framework as well as its human and financial resources. Finally, it reviews Biscay’s information and communication technology (ICT) environment as a key enabler to modernise its public administration through open government reforms.


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