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OECD Public Governance Reviews
Estonia: Towards a Single Government Approach
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  23 Aug 2011
Pages: 400 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264104846 , OECD Code: 422011061P1
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These OECD country reviews examine governance and public management issues from a comprehensive perspective, helping countries to identify how reforms can better reinforce each other in support of overall government objectives.  They also examine reform strategies that have worked in other countries and provide advice as to which reforms can be appropriately adapted to a given country.    

Since the restoration of independence in 1991, Estonia has met the challenge of establishing a fully functional, stable, and modern state.  This review looks at how, building on its significant accomplishments to date, the Estonian public administration can work together as a single government to improve and sustain service delivery to citizens and to meet new challenges on the horizon. 


Table of contents:

Glossary of Terms
Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Main Assessment and Key Recommendations
-Overview
-Promoting a whole-of-government approach in public administration
-Building a common agenda
-Delivering public services effectively
-Conclusion
-Key recommendations
Chapter 2. The Role of the State Following Economic Success
-Introduction
-Estonia: A regained independence
-Estonia between 1991 and 2010: Four stages of economic development
-Estonia’s public finances
-Social performance
-Economic Outlook
Chapter 3. Public Governance Arrangements in Estonia
-Introduction
-Estonia’s institutional framework
-Estonia’s public administration
-Identifying challenges to successful public administration reform
Chapter 4. Promoting a Whole-of-Government Approach
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Introduction
-The elements of a “whole-of-government” approach
-Promoting co-ordination, co-operation and collaboration in the public administration
Creating a supporting organisational culture
-Building a flexible public administration
Chapter 5. Building a Common Agenda
-Introduction
-Enhancing cross-sectoral strategic planning
-Modernising the performance and budget system
-Establishing frameworks for effective decision making
Chapter 6. Delivering Public Services Effectively
-Introduction
-Overview: Choices and priorities
-Reinforcing the sub-national financing and administrative structure to ensure sustainable public services
-Supporting innovative service delivery for efficient, effective and accessible public services
-Improving relationships across levels of government to enhance service delivery and policy outcomes
-Making territorial needs into account for service delivery and regional development
-Conclusion
Chapter 7. Case Study One: Estonian Education – Sustaining High Quality Schools
-Introduction
-Background and context
-The suitability of the current financing system for supporting general education, and alternative approaches
-The capacity of local governments to provide high quality education
-Nationally run general upper secondary schools
-Re-drawing the boundaries of school catchment areas
-Recommendations for sustaining high-quality education in Estonia
-Conclusions
Chapter 8. Case Study Two: Social Services for the Elderly in Estonia
-Introduction
-The Estonian context
-A fragmented system of care for the elderly
-The international policy context
-The challenge for Estonia
-Recommendations
-Conclusions
Bibliography
Annex A. Overview of Accrual Accounting and Budgeting Practices in Individual Countries
Annex B. Working Age Population Dispersion
Annex C. Management and Consultation

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