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zero bureaucracy (LV0035)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Latvia National Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: State Chancellery

Support Institution(s): All ministries MEASURE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RELEVANT PARTNERS Latvian Free Trade Union

Policy Areas

Legislation & Regulation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Navigate to 'zero bureaucracy "
DEADLINE:
2017 2nd half - 2019 1st half
WHAT ARE THE STATE AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST ISSUES WHICH HELPS MEETING THIS
COMMITMENT?
Statutory requirements are provided for certain activities and creates costs both internally in the public administration, as
well as citizens and businesses. For public administration more efficient, but businesses and citizens to meet the
requirements of the Law shall be low consumption of time and money, you need to continually assess the administrative
burden and to take steps to minimize it.
Better Regulation policy is a policy and regulatory development in support of the principles of "regulate as
little as possible" and "intervening only where it is needed", involves the public and listens to the opinions,
thus contributing to a transparent, evidence-based and public interest decisions making.
In the coming years, the Latvian public administration reform in the context of the work intended to reduce the administrative
burden and find opportunities to improve the efficiency and economy, moving towards "zero bureaucracy". Already it has
begun work on internally in the public administration of administrative burden assessment and proposals for its reduction 44th Proposals
developed intended to be introduced in the coming years. In addition it is also necessary to find out public opinion will have to
be carried out surveys on the administrative burden and customer satisfaction in certain areas "Reducing the burden together"
through the site www.mazaksslogs.gov.lv.
WHAT IS COMMITMENT?
Navigate to the "zero bureaucracy":
• to reduce the administrative burden on internally in the public administration;
• to reduce the administrative burden on businesses and citizens, involving people;
• Latvian develop better regulation policy.
44 Prepared informative report "Reducing Administrative Burdens in the public administration" project,
See: http://tap.mk.gov.lv/lv/mk/tap/?pid=40426623
8th
COMMITMENT
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HOW TO COMMITMENT will be introduced and the solution to these problems?
The commitment will be implemented through the completion and approval of an assessment of the administrative burden on
internal public administration and launching the proposals contained in the introduction. In addition will be selected identified areas
where the administrative burdens arising from citizens and businesses, and will be made public and business survey to hear their
proposals to these areas to reduce the administrative burden. Essential to ensure the widest possible range of respondents, the
results are impartial. Aggregated realized results will be used in developing the "zero bureaucracy" directed changes in both laws
and regulations and administrative procedures in public administration.
HOW TO MEET COMMITMENT OGP VALUES?
Commitment to comply with the OGP values - accountability and public participation through ICT solutions. With the
introduction of commitment will promote public involvement in reducing administrative burdens.
Reaching concrete results towards the "zero bureaucracy" will enhance public confidence in government
institutions and will develop a positive reputation.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Compliance with international obligations
• The European Commission's Better Regulation agenda 45;
• The European Commission's regulatory compliance and enforcement program (REFIT) 46.
INTERMEDIATE OBJECTIVES
1. Take the survey "will reduce costs together" (of the administrative burden in certain areas) at least once a year
01.01.2018. - 31.12.2020.
2. To evaluate the administrative burden on internally in the public administration and to make proposals for its reduction, as well as
the launch of this proposal for the introduction of
2017 2nd half - 07/01/2020.
45 See: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-making-process/better-regulation-why-and-how_lv
46 View: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-making-process/overview-law-making-process/evaluating-andImproving-Existing-laws / Reducing-Burdens-and-Simplifying-law / refit-making-eu-law-Simpler-and-less-costly_lv
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3. To develop Latvian better regulation policy, while the objective of "zero bureaucracy"
01.01.2018. - 01.10.2019.
RESPONSIBLE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
State Chancellery
OTHER MEASURES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
INVOLVED
All ministries
MEASURE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RELEVANT PARTNERS
Latvian Free Trade Union


Latvia's Commitments

  1. public participation in decision-making

    LV0028, 2017, Capacity Building

  2. e-legal-services

    LV0029, 2017, E-Government

  3. Open data

    LV0030, 2017, E-Government

  4. lobbying transparency

    LV0031, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. budget transparency

    LV0032, 2017, E-Government

  6. whistleblower protections

    LV0033, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. ethics in public management

    LV0034, 2017, Capacity Building

  8. zero bureaucracy

    LV0035, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  9. open public procurement

    LV0036, 2017, E-Government

  10. transparency in state management

    LV0037, 2017, E-Government

  11. beneficial owenrship

    LV0038, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  12. evidence-based governance

    LV0039, 2017, Capacity Building

  13. Starred commitment Concept note on publishing data

    LV0018, 2015, Open Data

  14. Portal drafting legislature and development of planning documents

    LV0019, 2015, E-Government

  15. Platform unifying Gov. webpages

    LV0020, 2015, E-Government

  16. Starred commitment Transparency of selecting candidates for the boards and councils of public entity enterprises

    LV0021, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  17. Supervising officials responsible of public resources

    LV0022, 2015, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  18. Sustainable model of financing NGOs

    LV0023, 2015, Civic Space

  19. Starred commitment Online collection of signatures on referenda

    LV0024, 2015, E-Government

  20. Draft law on protecting whistleblowers

    LV0025, 2015, Whistleblower Protections

  21. Assessment of the system of the financing political parties

    LV0026, 2015,

  22. Code of ethics and a Public Administration Employee’s Handbook for public sector

    LV0027, 2015, Capacity Building

  23. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF SOCIETY IN DECISION MAKING: NGO fund

    LV0001, 2012, Capacity Building

  24. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF SOCIETY IN DECISION MAKING: Strengthen Social Partners

    LV0002, 2012, Public Participation

  25. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF SOCIETY IN DECISION MAKING: Trade union law

    LV0003, 2012, Civic Space

  26. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF SOCIETY IN DECISION MAKING: NGO co-working

    LV0004, 2012, Civic Space

  27. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF SOCIETY IN DECISION MAKING: Public engagement model

    LV0005, 2012, Public Participation

  28. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PUBLIC SERVICE PROVISION : Internet Access Points

    LV0006, 2012, E-Government

  29. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PUBLIC SERVICE PROVISION : Public Service Assessment

    LV0007, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  30. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PUBLIC SERVICE PROVISION : Enhancing e-services

    LV0008, 2012, E-Government

  31. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PUBLIC SERVICE PROVISION : Transport e-services

    LV0009, 2012, E-Government

  32. RESTRICTING CORRUPTION : Asset disclosure

    LV0010, 2012, Asset Disclosure

  33. RESTRICTING CORRUPTION : Lobbying law

    LV0011, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  34. RESTRICTING CORRUPTION : Whistleblower protection

    LV0012, 2012, Whistleblower Protections

  35. RESTRICTING CORRUPTION : Public subsidy control

    LV0013, 2012, Private Sector

  36. RESTRICTING CORRUPTION : State owned enterprises management

    LV0014, 2012, Private Sector

  37. FACILITATING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND INTRODUCING AN OPEN DATA SYSTEM : Single platform for Government websites and information

    LV0015, 2012, E-Government

  38. FACILITATING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND INTRODUCING AN OPEN DATA SYSTEM : Online broadcasting from the Cabinet and Parliament

    LV0016, 2012, E-Government

  39. FACILITATING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND INTRODUCING AN OPEN DATA SYSTEM : Website forpublic participation

    LV0017, 2012, E-Government