Latvia

Joined 2011

The following text was contributed by the Government of Latvia. 

It is in Latvia’s long term development interests to implement an efficient, honest, open, responsible, public interest based and modern government at all levels (local, regional, national, as well as international). In line with open government best practices, decisions must be taken in a close interaction with the public, which, in turn, actively and efficiently applies all participation tools at hand. It is in this context that the Government of Latvia sees the Open Government Initiative as an international and unanimous forum that complements, supports and strengthens the efforts of each individual country towards openness in government. The Open Government Partnership enables the countries, while sharing experience and guided by common values, to achieve their individual objectives sooner and more successfully.

In association with civil society partners and social partners, Latvia drew up the action programme that maps out Latvia's path to a people-friendly, effective, open and honest public administration and government. During several rounds of discussions the government and civil society partners identified four commitments within the Open Government Partnership that will help to achieve this goal: 

  1. Improving the quality of the involvement of society and civil society organisations in decision-making processes;
  2. Improving the quality of public service provision;
  3. Restricting corruption;
  4. Facilitating freedom of information and introducing the open data system.

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