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.
PPMI supports these efforts by contributing specifically to the design and testing of evidence informed decision-making and user-friendly service delivery indicators for inclusion in the Toolkit. The proposed indicators are aligned with the major reform priorities in the country and permit for benchmarking Lithuanian central government institutions (their practices, procedures, outputs and outcomes) in this field. Building on the international good practices proposed by the leading institutions, PPMI composed around 15-20 indicators. During the current stage of the project, PPMI will support the piloting of indicators by participating in virtual training workshops with the OECD and Lithuanian stakeholders, assisting Methodological Leads and Piloting Organisations in the collection of data, participating in post-pilot workshop and preparing a Memo that summarises the successes and challenges of the process as well as the suggests changes and adaptations to the Toolkit.