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Estonia

  • Member Since 2011
  • Action Plan 4

Current Action Plan

2018-2020

Action Plan 4

  • Number of Commitments: 6
  • Policy Area Focus: Open and Inclusive Policy-Making, Subnational Government Openness, Open Parliament

Estonia is currently implementing 6 commitments from their 2018-2020 action plan.

This action plan features commitments related to open policy-making, education and local action plans.


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Commitments

  1. transparent and inclusive policy making

    EE0048, 2018, E-Government

  2. inclusive policy-making

    EE0049, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Riigikogu Transparency

    EE0050, 2018, E-Government

  4. national and local government action plans

    EE0051, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  5. presentation of local public services

    EE0052, 2018, E-Government

  6. participatiory democracy capacity-building

    EE0053, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. e-Tax and Customs Board 2020

    EE0039, 2016, E-Government

  8. Reducing bureaucracy and a simpler state – the zero bureaucracy project

    EE0040, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Implementation of the principles of open governance at local level as a result of the administrative reform

    EE0041, 2016, Capacity Building

  10. More inclusive policy-making on a central government level

    EE0042, 2016, E-Government

  11. More open and transparent law-making

    EE0043, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  12. Increase of the engagement capacity of state authorities and participation capacity of nongovernmental organisations in policy-making

    EE0044, 2016, Capacity Building

  13. Intensify participatory budgeting on a local level

    EE0045, 2016, E-Government

  14. Increasing the transparency of the funding of non-governmental organisations

    EE0046, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  15. Defining participatory democracy and development of digital competence in school education

    EE0047, 2016, Capacity Building

  16. Visualisation of the policy making process

    EE0016, 2014, Public Participation

  17. Upgrading participation channels

    EE0017, 2014, E-Government

  18. Improving government website

    EE0018, 2014, E-Government

  19. Standard for information requests

    EE0019, 2014, E-Government

  20. Early notice on policy-making processes

    EE0020, 2014, Public Participation

  21. Participation in early stage policy-making

    EE0021, 2014, Public Participation

  22. Early access to tax policy decisions

    EE0022, 2014, Public Participation

  23. Better feedback mechanism

    EE0023, 2014, Public Participation

  24. Selecting and funding participation projects

    EE0024, 2014, Public Participation

  25. Web tool

    EE0025, 2014, E-Government

  26. Civil servant guidelines for participation

    EE0026, 2014, Capacity Building

  27. Training civil society organizations (CSOs)

    EE0027, 2014, Capacity Building

  28. Central government transactions

    EE0028, 2014, E-Government

  29. Local authorities' transactions with private entities

    EE0029, 2014, E-Government

  30. Public spending for non-profits

    EE0030, 2014, E-Government

  31. Guidelines for citizen budgeting

    EE0031, 2014, Capacity Building

  32. Guidelines for redesigning public services

    EE0032, 2014, E-Government

  33. Registry of public services

    EE0033, 2014, Open Data

  34. User-centric public services

    EE0034, 2014, E-Government

  35. Access to e-services for non-residents

    EE0035, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration

  36. Open data portal

    EE0036, 2014, E-Government

  37. Opening data

    EE0037, 2014, Capacity Building

  38. Supporting nongovernmental open data use

    EE0038, 2014, Capacity Building

  39. Drawing up a green paper on organisation of public services

    EE0001, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  40. Implementation of the eesti.ee action plan

    EE0002, 2012, E-Government

  41. Drawing up a green paper on making public data available in a machine-readable form

    EE0003, 2012, E-Government

  42. Creating a repository of public data

    EE0004, 2012, E-Government

  43. Launching pilot projects of public data services based on the cloud technology

    EE0005, 2012, E-Government

  44. Interactive guidelines and training in implementation of the Good Practice of Public Engagement

    EE0006, 2012, Open Contracting and Procurement

  45. Launch of the impact assessment system

    EE0007, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  46. Overview of ministries’ work processes

    EE0008, 2012, Capacity Building

  47. Integration of impact assessment into the process of public engagement

    EE0009, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  48. Creation of a database of declarations of economic interests

    EE0010, 2012, Conflicts of Interest

  49. Adjustment of the system of funding non-profit associations and establishment of a disclosure system

    EE0011, 2012, Private Sector

  50. Starred commitment Drawing up a proposal for drawing up an anti-corruption strategy

    EE0012, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  51. Draft Anti-Corruption Act

    EE0013, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  52. Establishment of the Public Ethics Council

    EE0014, 2012, Conflicts of Interest

  53. Organisation of ethics training for employees of various public sector organisations (incl. public servants)

    EE0015, 2012, Capacity Building


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
0
Action Plan 4

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

Action Plan 4

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
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)

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

Resources

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

    Maarja Toots, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, in an independent capacity In its third…

    2019, Documents, Web Page

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

    2013, Research Product, Web page

  3. Estonia , First Action Plan, 2011- 12

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  4. Estonia 2014-2015 IRM Progress Report (Final English)

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  5. Estonia 2017 Late SAR Letter – February 2018

    2018, Letter, Web page

  6. Estonia Action Plan 2018-2020

    2018, Action Plan, Web page

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

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

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

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

  9. Estonia End-of-Term Report 2014-2016 – For Public Comment (Estonian)

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

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

    2019, IRM Report, Web page

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

    2019, IRM Report, Web page

  12. Estonia End-of-Term Self Assessment 2014-2016 (English)

    2016, Self Assessment, Web page

  13. Estonia End-of-Term Self Assessment 2014-2016 (Estonian)

    2017, Self Assessment, Web page

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

    2018, Self Assessment, Web page

  15. Estonia IRM Progress Report for 2012-2013 (English)

    2015, IRM Report, Web page

  16. Estonia IRM Report 2012-2013

    2015, IRM Report, Web page

  17. Estonia IRM Report 2014-2015

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  18. Estonia Letter of Intent to Join OGP

    2017, Letter, Web page

  19. Estonia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

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

    2018, Report Comments, Web page

  21. Estonia Second Action Plan for 2014-2016

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  22. Estonia, Midterm Self-Assessment, 2014-16

    2015, Self Assessment, Web page

  23. Estonia, Midterm Self-Assessment, 2014-16

    2015, Self Assessment, Web page

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

    2016, Action Plan, Web page


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