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Estonia

  • Member Since 2011
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Current Action Plan

2020-2022

Action Plan 5

  • Number of Commitments: 4
  • Policy Area Focus: Not specified

Estonia’s fifth action plan continues to pursue the long-term goal of open and inclusive policy-making at the national level and open government at the local level, while also addressing lobbying transparency and, for the first time, whistleblower protection. The IRM recommends encouraging the use of the new co-creation toolbox and whistleblower reporting system through large-scale awareness-raising and capacity building efforts.

Estonia’s fifth action plan contains three commitments across three distinct areas, each consisting of two sub-activities. Commitments 1 and 2 aim to increase civic engagement in the co-creation of policies and to enhance government capacities at the national and local levels. Both directly continue from commitments in the fourth action plan. Commitment 3 addresses the regulation of lobbying practices and strengthening whistleblowing protections. For the purposes of this review, the IRM has un-clustered the activities under Commitment 3 into two separate commitments and analyzed them independently as Commitment 3.1 (lobbying regulation) and 3.2 (whistleblower protection).


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Commitments


Resources

  1. Case Study (2013): Developing the Estonian state portal eesti.ee

    2013, Research Product, Web page

  2. Estonia , First Action Plan, 2011- 12

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  3. Estonia 2017 Late SAR Letter – February 2018

    2018, Letter, Web page

  4. Estonia Action Plan 2018-2020

    2018, Action Plan, Web page

  5. Estonia Action Plan 2020-2022

    2020, Action Plan, Web page

  6. Estonia Action Plan Review 2020-2022

    2021, IRM Report, Web page

  7. Estonia Action Plan Review 2020-2022 – For Public Comment

    2021, Report Comments, Web page

  8. Estonia Co-Creation Brief 2021

    2022, IRM Report, Web page

  9. Estonia Design Report 2018-2020

    2019, IRM Report, Web page

  10. Estonia Design Report 2018-2020 – For Public Comment

    2019, Report Comments, Web page

  11. Estonia End-of-Term Report 2014-2016

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

  12. Estonia End-of-Term Report 2014-2016 – For Public Comment

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

  13. Estonia End-of-Term Report 2016-2018

    2019, IRM Report, Web page

  14. Estonia End-of-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment

    2019, Report Comments, Web page

  15. Estonia End-of-Term Self Assessment 2014-2016

    2016, Self Assessment, Web page

  16. Estonia End-of-Term Self-Assessment 2018-2020

    2021, Self Assessment, Web page

  17. Estonia End-Term Self-Assessment Report 2016-2018

    2018, Self Assessment, Web page

  18. Estonia IRM Progress Report 2014-2015

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  19. Estonia IRM Report 2012-2013

    2015, IRM Report, Web page

  20. Estonia IRM Report 2014-2015

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  21. Estonia Letter of Intent to Join OGP

    2017, Letter, Web page

  22. Estonia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

  23. Estonia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment

    2018, Report Comments, Web page

  24. Estonia Midterm Self-Assessment 2014-2016

    2015, Self Assessment, Web page

  25. Estonia Second Action Plan 2014-2016

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  26. Estonia Transitional Results Report 2018-2020

    2021, IRM Report, Web page

  27. Estonia Transitional Results Report 2018-2020 – For Public Comment

    2021, Report Comments, Web page

  28. Estonia’s Third OGP Action Plan 2016-2018

    2016, Action Plan, Web page

  29. Parliamentary Engagement in OGP: Learning from the Evidence

    2021, Research Product, Web page


Current Data

The data below is updated periodically, most often after large numbers of new action plans and IRM reports.

Commitment Performance

The following variables answer the question “Did this commitment open government?“, and focus on how government practices have changed as a result of the commitment’s implementation.

Key

No IRM data

Pending IRM Review

Major
Outstanding
Starred Commitments
Action Plan 1
1
Action Plan 2
2
0
0
Action Plan 3
1
0
0
Action Plan 4
0

Global

Most per action plan
4
7

Regional

Most per action plan
4
7

How to Get More Starred Commitments

Starred commitments in OGP are one of the ways the IRM designates promising reforms. The graph below shows where the major areas for improvement in action plan design and implementation should take place based on past action plans.

Key

Stars (Global average 7%)

Focus on implementation

Focus on design

Pending IRM review

No IRM data

Focus on design

Focus on objectives and impact (ambition/potential impact)

Focus on relevance to open government

Focus on verifiability

Public Participation

This table shows: 1) the level of public influence during the development and implementation of OGP action plans, 2) whether consultations were open to any member of the public or only to those invited; and 3) whether a forum existed that met regularly.

Key

Participation was closed

Participation was open to any interested party

No IRM data

Forum

Pending IRM review

Definitions

Collaborate: Iterative dialogue and public helped set agenda

 

Involve: Government gave feedback on public inputs

 

Consult: Public gave input

 

Inform: Government provided public with information on plan

Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Development

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3
Action Plan 4
Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Implementation

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3
Action Plan 4

OGP Global Report Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

Selected Dimensions of Open Government

This section captures how each OGP member can play a leadership role, based on IRM-based findings and third-party scores. This list does not cover all of open government and OGP members are not required to take any action.

Action implications

These are recommendations on the role that each OGP member might play in each policy area. The recommendations are derived from a combination of the IRM-based findings and third-party scores.

IRM-based findings

Reflect the performance of commitments in a particular policy area, as assessed by the IRM.

 

(NC) No Commitments
(CA) Commitment(s) in the policy area.
(IR) IRM-Reviewed: At least one IRM-assessed commitment.
(C) Was Complete: At least one commitment was substantially or fully completed.
(A) Was Ambitious: At least one commitment with moderate or transformative potential impact.
(ER) Showed Early Results: At least one commitment opened government in a “Major” or “Outstanding” way.

Third-party scores

Reflect “real-world” performance, i.e., performance outside of the OGP framework. Scores are comprised of various indicators collected by respected organizations.

Anti-Corruption

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Civic Space

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Open Policy Making

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Access to Information

Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Fiscal Openness

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
0
Action Implications
No data
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
0
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
0

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