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Evaluating public administration in Lithuania

Several institutions are monitoring public sector performance in Lithuania, leading to a great variety of analytical frameworks and approaches employed across the country. Reacting to this challenge, the Lithuanian Government aims to create and implement a mechanism to consolidate and harmonise these efforts to promote analytical, evidence-based public management. This task is implemented in collaboration with the OECD, which is developing a performance monitoring and assessment system (“Performance Toolkit”) to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and integrity of the Lithuanian public administration, evaluate the performance of individual public administration institutions, improve the quality of planning and management of public policies, and identify areas of improvement. Jointly with relevant Data/Methodological lead institutions, the project will suggest indicators in the areas of: HRM/civil service reform; open government and citizen engagement; maturity of digitalised processes and services; budgeting and public financial management. The performance management reform should help ensure the efficient use of public funds and human resources and increase transparency and accountability in the country. 

In the current project stage, PPMI will support these efforts by contributing specifically to the design and proposal of open government and citizen engagement indicators for inclusion in the Toolkit. The proposed indicators will be aligned with the major open government and citizen engagement reform priorities in the country and permit for benchmarking Lithuanian central government institutions (their practices, procedures, outputs/outcomes) in this field. Building on the international good practices proposed by the leading open government institutions, PPMI will compose around 15-20 indicators and validate them with the key stakeholders in the field.