legislative process evaluation (LT0029)
Action Plan: Lithuania Action Plan 2018-2020
Action Plan Cycle: 2018
Lead Institution: Ministry of Justice
Support Institution(s): Daiva Žaromskytė-Rastenė, Adviser, Strategic Competencies Group, email: email@example.com, tel: 8 706 63 776 The plans are to consult civil society representatives and public governance experts, and the academic community.
Policy AreasCapacity Building, Legislation & Regulation, Legislature
VI. Openness to the public of the activities of public governance institutions and their public accountability
6. Introduction of ex post evaluation in a legislative process cycle
1 September 2018 – 1 September 2019
Lead implementing agency Ministry of Justice
Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment Recently there have been many inconsistencies in the legislative process, often with the same legislation being repeatedly amended failing to take on board the consequences caused by previous amendments. Furthermore, the national audit report by the National Audit Office of 16 March 2018 has found that the existing instrument - the monitoring of the legal regulation - is applied in a fragmented manner, the monitoring is low quality, and it is therefore necessary to move to a systematic approach as to the impact assessment of the legislation. Such a need was identified in OECD report of 29 July 2015.
Problem solution/Commitment Mainstreaming ex post evaluation in legislative process.
Main objective The aim is to create an ex post evaluation model, which will serve as the basis for specific legislative proposals.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the problem? The implementation of the provisions proposed in the draft law should result in a positive impact on the transparency of the legislative process and the quality of the decisions taken - the evidence gathered during the impact assessment of the final legal regulation would be used to decide on the need to change the existing legal regulation. Besides, a closer public participation in the evaluation process is expected to improve the quality of legislation and better reflect the interests of the population concerned.
Action and its description Expected concrete result Start date: End date:
1. Preparation of the draft law Draft law, 1 pcs 01/08/2018 30/09/2018
2. Adoption of the law Law, 1 pcs. 01/10/2018 31/12/2018
3. Preparation of preliminary methodology version Draft methodology, 1 pcs. 01/01/2019 01/05/2019
4. Completion of practical training Training of civil servants from at least 13 ministries 02/05/2019 15/09/2019
5. Methodology designed Methodology, 1 pcs. 15/09/2019 01/10/2019
How is the commitment relevant to the values of transparency, accountability and civic participation? The commitment is relevant to the improvement of the existing legislative process, as it provides for the shift from fragmented evaluation of legal regulation to systemic evaluation of its problematic areas. There are also wide opportunities to engage the public in this process.
Additional information The commitment is part of the Plan for the implementation of the Programme of the 17th Government.
Lead implementing agency Ministry of Justice
Name, title, department of the responsible person, email and telephone number Tautginas Mickevičius,
Adviser, Legal System Unit,
tel.: 8 5 266 2859
Other ministries, departments/agencies involved Daiva Žaromskytė-Rastenė,
Adviser, Strategic Competencies Group,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 8 706 63 776 What civil society organisations, private sector representatives or other stakeholders are you planning to involve in the implementation of the commitment? Do you plan to conduct a public consultation during the implementation of the commitment? The plans are to consult civil society representatives and public governance experts, and the academic community.
LT0024, 2018, E-Government
NGO database, NGO fund
LT0025, 2018, Civic Space
publish fiscal information
LT0026, 2018, E-Government
Public services by NGOs
LT0027, 2018, Capacity Building
monitoring and evlauation for public participation
LT0028, 2018, Public Participation
legislative process evaluation
LT0029, 2018, Capacity Building
Build open data portal, and integrate into the European single digital market.
LT0015, 2016, Capacity Building
Publicize information about government activities and civic participation in governance.
LT0016, 2016, Capacity Building
Publish online information about revenues and spending of national and municipal institutions
LT0017, 2016, E-Government
Create and broadcast social advertisements that target corruption in the healthcare system
LT0018, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Create legal, organizational and technical tools to easily access detailed information about election and voting procedures
LT0019, 2016, E-Government
Create public consultation mechanism
LT0020, 2016, Capacity Building
Foster open public governance culture in public sector
LT0021, 2016, Capacity Building
Creation of NGO database.
LT0022, 2016, Civic Space
Creation of NGO fund.
LT0023, 2016, Capacity Building
Public Service Quality Improvements
LT0007, 2014, Capacity Building
Developing and Promoting E-Services
LT0008, 2014, E-Government
Encouraging Public Participation
LT0009, 2014, E-Government
Raising Civic Awareness
LT0010, 2014, Education
National Civil Society Fund Model Development
LT0011, 2014, Civic Space
Accessibility of Public Information
LT0012, 2014, E-Government
Public Decision-Making Transparency
LT0013, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Promoting Anti-Corruption Education
LT0014, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Increase of the accessibility of the information held by public administration authorities.
LT0001, 2012, Records Management
Centralised publishing of information on Government activities
LT0002, 2012, Records Management
More extensive public consultations
LT0003, 2012, Public Participation
Promotion of public participation in public administration processes
LT0004, 2012, Legislature
Increasing the accessibility of services provided to the public.
LT0005, 2012, E-Government
Promotion of public participation in the process for the improvement of service provision
LT0006, 2012, Public Participation