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.


Russian Federation

The reduction in budget revenue during the global financial crisis and subsequent stabilisation of the economy has led to cuts in expenditure for managing the federal provision of public services, while also reducing the number of federal government employees. According to the Budgetary Address of the President of the Russian Federation Policy for 2011-13, by 2013 the number of government employees will be reduced by 20%. At the same time, new technologies will continue to be introduced that allow better services to be rendered at lower cost; these will include “one-stop-shop” delivery of state and municipal services, and e-services.


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