Public Governance Monitor of Sweden

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This OECD Public Governance Monitor (PGM) provides a concise analysis of Sweden’s public governance system, instruments and capabilities, and helps identify areas of opportunities for public governance reforms. The report provides an overview of public administration in Sweden looking at public governance mechanisms around six key themes: public sector effectiveness, spending, citizen participation, the governance of climate change and other cross-cutting priorities, digital transformation, and public integrity. The report suggests several priorities for reforms to improve public sector effectiveness, increase the impact of participatory mechanisms, reinforce the governance of cross-cutting topics, strengthen the steering of digital government policy and take a more holistic approach to public sector integrity, in particular by revising the national anti-corruption plan.



In an era defined by multifaceted crises, governments are faced with increasingly complex and evolving policy challenges. To address them, governments must be able to handle short-term emergencies, as well as strategic priorities and long-term commitments, particularly those related to climate change. At the same time, governments must respond to higher citizen expectations, decreasing public confidence, scepticism about the integrity of policymakers and increasing fiscal pressure, all the while modernising their public administrations and embracing the digital transition. It is no small feat.


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