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Finland

  • Member Since 2012
  • Action Plan 3

Current Action Plan

2017-2019

Action Plan 3

  • Number of Commitments: 7
  • Policy Area Focus: Easy-to-Understand Government, Open Regions, Access to Information

Finland is currently implementing 7 commitments from their 2017-2019 action plan.

This action plan features commitments related to public participation in decision-making, access to information, open data, procurement and subnational open government.


Point of Contact

Katju Holkieri Head of Governance and Leadership Policy Unit, Ministry of Finance katju.holkeri@vm.fi

Commitments

  1. Supporting Everyone’s Possibility to Participate.

    FI0023, 2017, E-Government

  2. Clear Government Reforms and Services

    FI0024, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  3. Access to Information on Incorporated Public Services

    FI0025, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  4. Access to Information Knowledge in the Public Administration

    FI0026, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Publishing State Procurement Data to Citizens

    FI0027, 2017, E-Government

  6. Regional Reform Information

    FI0028, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  7. Training Regional Administration in Open Government Principles

    FI0029, 2017, Capacity Building

  8. Clear Administration

    FI0019, 2015, E-Government

  9. Government as an Enabler

    FI0020, 2015, E-Government

  10. Open Procedures

    FI0021, 2015, E-Government

  11. Engage Children, Youth, Elderly

    FI0022, 2015, Public Participation

  12. Enhancing the Openness of Preparatory Processes

    FI0001, 2013, E-Government

  13. Emphasizing Dialogue Skills in the Job Descriptions of Civil Servants

    FI0002, 2013, Capacity Building

  14. Strengthening Proactive Publishing and Communication

    FI0003, 2013, Capacity Building

  15. Promoting Participatory Budgeting

    FI0004, 2013, Participation in Budget Processes

  16. Increasing Openness and Customer Orientation in ICT and e-Services Development

    FI0005, 2013, E-Government

  17. Increasing the Number of Open and Online Meetings

    FI0006, 2013, E-Government

  18. Standard Language Titles and Resumes Will Be Drafted of the Government Proposals.

    FI0007, 2013, Capacity Building

  19. Visualization of Decisions

    FI0008, 2013, E-Government

  20. Training Will Be Organised for Civil Servants in Use of Clear Language and Plain Language In- Cluding Committing to Use of Terms Already Known.

    FI0009, 2013, Capacity Building

  21. The Comprehensibility of the Texts Produced by Public Administration Will Be Tested To- Gether with Citizens and Service Users.

    FI0010, 2013, Capacity Building

  22. Standardizing and Clarifying the Terms and Concepts Used in Public Administration and Ser- Vice Production.

    FI0011, 2013, Capacity Building

  23. The Comprehensibility of Customer Letters and Decisions Will Be Enhanced, Especially When Using Standard Texts.

    FI0012, 2013, Capacity Building

  24. Opening and Publishing New Data and Changing Existing Open Data Into a Machine- Readable Form.

    FI0013, 2013, Open Data

  25. Clear Terms for Use of for Open Data and Knowledge

    FI0014, 2013, Open Data

  26. Strengthening Skills Needed to Understand Combining Privacy and Open Data and Strength- Ening the Citizen’S Right to His/Her Own Personal Information “The Right to Be Anonymous”

    FI0015, 2013, Capacity Building

  27. Tearing Down Barriers of Action of the Civil Society

    FI0016, 2013, Capacity Building

  28. The Proactive Presence and Accessibility of Civil Servants

    FI0017, 2013, Capacity Building

  29. Providing Tools and Training to Organizations

    FI0018, 2013, 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
5
0
0
Action Plan 2
0
0
0
Action Plan 3

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 3

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
Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Implementation

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3

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

Resources

  1. Finland 2013-2015 IRM End of Term Report

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  2. Finland Action Plan 2013-2014

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  3. Finland Design Report 2017-2019 – For Public Comment

    2019, Report Comments, Web page

  4. Finland Design Report 2017–2019

    2019, IRM Report, Web page

  5. Finland End-of-Term Report 2013–2015

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  6. Finland End-of-Term Report 2015-2017

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

  7. Finland End-of-Term Report 2015-2017 – For Public Comment

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

  8. Finland End-of-Term Self-Assessment 2015-2017

    2018, Self Assessment, Web page

  9. Finland Letter of Intent to Join OGP

    2017, Letter, Web page

  10. Finland Mid Term Report Self Assessment NAP 2015-2017

    2016, Self Assessment, Web page

  11. Finland Mid-Term Progress Report 2015-2017

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

  12. Finland Mid-Term Progress Report 2015-2017 – For Public Comment

    2017, Report Comments, Web page

  13. Finland Mid-Term Self-Assessment 2017-2019

    2018, Self Assessment, Web page

  14. Finland National Action Plan 2017-2019

    2017, Action Plan, Web page

  15. Finland Progress Report 2013-2014

    2015, IRM Report, Web page

  16. Finland Progress Report 2013–2014

    2015, IRM Report, Web page

  17. Finland, Second Action Plan, 2015-17

    2015, Action Plan, Web page


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