The Call for Innovative and Open Government

An Overview of Country Initiatives

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This report presents an overview of country initiatives concerning efficient, effective public services and open and innovative government. It focuses on four core issues:  delivery of public services in times of fiscal consolidation; a more effective and performance-oriented public service; promotion of open and transparent government; and strategies for implementation of a reform agenda.  These issues were discussed at the OECD Public Governance Ministerial Meeting held in Venice, Italy, in November 2010, hosted by the Italian Ministry for Public Administration and Innovation.



Brazil had already made relevant adjustments to its fiscal policy before the beginning of the international crisis, which cushioned its effects. This allowed the country to adopt important counter-cyclical measures and policies, such as tax reductions for products in industries that have a great impact on the economy (such as car manufacturing and home appliance industries), and even to launch a programme (Minha Casa, Minha Vida) to construct 1 million homes per year for low-income families, which is perhaps the largest programme of this nature currently in progress in the world.


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