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Evidence-Based Governance (LV0039)



Action Plan: Latvia National Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Pārresoru Coordination Center, the Central Statistical Bureau

Support Institution(s): Latvian University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Social and Political Research Institute

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government

IRM Review

IRM Report: Latvia Design Report 2017-2019

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: No

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



decision making and public
2017 2nd half - 2019 1st half
State and local government institutions in various fields and made and commissioned studies and reviews the data
used - it is valuable information in order to promote the sound and quality of decision-making in state institutions. They
can also re-use of the general public - in the scientific and research activities, the work of civil society, research
journalism, business environment and other purposes.
OECD countries in response to such global challenges as the 2008 financial crisis or climate change, the
growing interest in evidence-based decision-making. It is believed that a better knowledge can lead to
better policies and thus better results in the state and society. In particular, increasing use of data and
analysis of legislation and policy documents impact on the economy, the budget and public evaluations. 71 OECD
evidence-based decision-making also contributes to sectors such as education. 72
To promote sound and objective fact-based decision-making and action and to analyze the dynamics of the
situation over time, it is important to raise awareness of data, information and research at national and local
government work, as well as state and local government study carried out by the re-use.
Latvian state and local government commissioned studies are available for Web site-database "Research and Publications database" 73rd Database
maintained by PKC. State and local government institutions have an obligation to pass it every study commissioned for insertion into the
database. It is available in a variety of industries valuable studies, assessments, evaluations, surveys. The database also displayed
studies that are planned or are developing. At the same time in practice, not all the studies and surveys that are carried out are sent for
insertion into the database.
71 OECD. "Achieving Public Sector Agility at The Times of Fiscal Consolidation", Paris: OECD Publishing, 2015th
OECD. "OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2015". Paris: OECD Publishing, 2015 View: 72 OECD. "Evidence in Education: Linking Research and
Policy." Paris: OECD Publishing, 2007th
View: 73 View:
An important role in evidence-based policy-making is also the official statistics, which collects, analyzes and distributes
the Central Statistical Bureau (hereinafter - CSB). That's the official statistics provide a reliable and secure data that
allows you to analyze trends in the different sectors and build a sustainable future policies.
Statistical bill preparation of the Saeima State Administration and Local Government Committee made a proposal to
standardize the publication of official statistics, the establishment of official statistics portal. The proposal was supported
by the Parliament, and the provision included in the Statistics Act, which entered into force on 1 January 2016 (with a
transitional period until 1 January 2018 official statistics portal creation).
Official Statistics Program collects information about official statistics and the statistical authorities
responsible for the supply. 2016 Latvian official statistics program includes 55 public administration
institutions, of which the largest provider of statistics and official statistics system is the Managing Authority
Statistics Law provides that the statistical authorities in the official statistics, which it provides in accordance with
the official statistics program publishes a predetermined time in the form of a publicly accessible official statistics
portal. Official statistics portal content basic is the official statistics, descriptive metadata, official statistics
publication calendar and information on indirectly identifiable data (personal data) for research purposes. Portal
provides technical and organizational CSB, while Cabinet shall determine the official statistics portal technical, as
well as the publication of official statistics and maintenance requirements. By 2016, the Cabinet order of 13
October No. 596 "On the information society development guidelines for the implementation of public
administration information systems (mērķarhitektūras
3.0.versija) "project" official statistics portal "included ICT mērķarhitektūras 3.0. version and instructed the Central
Finance and Contracting Agency invited only to submit the project application to the EU Structural Funds and the
Cohesion Fund for the period 2014 to 2020 operational program "Growth and Jobs" 2.2.1. specific support target
"To ensure the re-use of public data growth and the efficient public administration and private sector interaction" measure "Centralized public administration ICT platform for the establishment of public administration
process optimization and development" program. CSP contract with the CFCA was signed on 3 August 2017, can
be considered as the project launch. Full implementation of the project will take place over a longer period than
Latvian Third National Open Government Action Plan.
Latvian At the same time there is insufficient understanding of the data, open data, their availability and usage
possibilities. State and local government bodies can make greater use of research by its orders, as well as other
Latvian or international studies conducted and data. Also, members of the public, for example, researchers can make
greater use of data, including open data and re-use of state and local government commissioned studies, increasing
their value.
To promote the use of research data and evidence-based decision-making and in the broader society:
• develop a Web site-database "Research and Publications database", including the promotion of national
and local government studies the transmission of PKC insertion into it and promoting its use in public
administration and society;
• raise awareness of evidence-based decision-making at national and local institutes of authority immediately
and in society and the appropriate data, information and research sources and their use;
• support educational seminars and training for state and municipal institutions and researchers to
raise awareness of the principles of open data, research and data open approach to efficiency
and use;
• Latvian University in collaboration with PKC evaluate the study data storage issues in the context of scientific
data repository creation;
• to establish official statistics portal, where an easily accessible form will be provided for decision-making
and the general public useful for official statistics.
HOW TO COMMITMENT will be introduced and the solution to these problems?
The commitment will be implemented with the introduction of development activities, information summaries,
educational activities and other initiatives that focus on data collection and research and the promotion of work of
public authorities and the general public. Commitment will help to promote evidence-based decision-making and
higher data literacy.
Research and Publications database as an open set of data could be transferred to the basic set of
metadata (study name, type, scope, authority, date of publication). In order to ensure open data sets
further use of the existing information system developed sets of data preparation and transfer functionality.
Commitment to comply with the OGP values - openness and use of ICT to achieve greater transparency. The
commitment will provide more information about the state and municipal institutions data and studies will contribute
to the understanding and ability to use research and data for better decision-making.
Commitment to comply with the OGP value - public participation - encouraging state institutions data and
research dissemination and exploitation of society.
1. To promote the national and local government institutions, availability of studies "Research and Publications database", including
the transmission of PKC
01.01.2018. - 31.12.2018.
2. Create a new official statistics portal 74
03.08.2017. - 31.12.2019.
Pārresoru Coordination Center, the Central Statistical Bureau
Latvian University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Social and Political Research Institute

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. NGO Fund

    LV0001, 2012, Capacity Building

  24. Strengthen Social Partners

    LV0002, 2012, Public Participation

  25. Trade Union Law

    LV0003, 2012, Civic Space

  26. NGO Co-Working

    LV0004, 2012, Civic Space

  27. Public Engagement Model

    LV0005, 2012, Public Participation

  28. Internet Access Points

    LV0006, 2012, E-Government

  29. Public Service Assessment

    LV0007, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  30. Enhancing e-services

    LV0008, 2012, E-Government

  31. Transport e-services

    LV0009, 2012, E-Government

  32. Asset Disclosure

    LV0010, 2012, Asset Disclosure

  33. Lobbying Law

    LV0011, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  34. Whistleblower Protection

    LV0012, 2012, Whistleblower Protections

  35. Public Subsidy Control

    LV0013, 2012, Private Sector

  36. State Owned Enterprises Management

    LV0014, 2012, Private Sector

  37. Single Platform for Government Websites and Information

    LV0015, 2012, E-Government

  38. Online Broadcasting From the Cabinet and Parliament

    LV0016, 2012, E-Government

  39. Website For Public Participation

    LV0017, 2012, E-Government