The Governance of Inclusive Growth

An Overview of Country Initiatives

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Achieving inclusive growth relates closely to how governments work and how policies are designed, implemented, delivered and evaluated. This publication presents an overview of country initiatives concerning inclusive growth in 39 OECD member and partner countries. It was prepared in the context of the OECD Public Governance Ministerial Meetings held in Helsinki, Finland, on 28 October 2015. The publication focuses on four core issues: engaging with citizens and businesses for more inclusive policies and services; innovative policy design for inclusive growth; improving the delivery of services for and with citizens; and, strengthening accountability through better performance management and evaluation.




Recently, a number of initiatives have been taken by different subnational government administrations to explore new ways to engage citizens and businesses in decision-making. For instance, “The Good life” project, implemented by the Municipality of Ballerup, explored new ways of collaborating directly with citizens in realising their dreams. The Municipality launched a survey to understand what citizens of Ballerup dream of, what drives them in their pursuit of their dreams, and what may constitute obstacles to the realization of their life aspirations and dreams. The survey formed the basis for co-creation processes where municipality staff and citizens meet in order to develop new ideas together and rethink the way in which the municipality performs its tasks. This co-creation process is ongoing in line with the project progress.


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