Principle of public access to official documents and extending this to include public services that are being corporatised

Principle of public access to official documents to be extended to include public services provided in corporate form

Measures to secure open and transparent decision-making can include expanding the principle of public access to official documents to cover public services provided in corporate form. The Ministry of Justice has begun a study of whether the principle of public access to official documents in its present form is sufficiently broad and whether its interpretation can extend to public services provided in corporate form. The study should be ready by the end of 2018.

Preparation of guidance on how the principles of open government can be incorporated into contracts made with service providers

The aim is also to draw up guidelines on how the principles of open government can be incorporated into contracts made with service providers. With this in mind, guidelines and models concerning service provider contracts will be drawn up for a regional government reform roadmap by the end of 2018. A campaign will also highlight the benefits of openness (e.g. the following viewpoints: decision-makers’ need for information; public-sector accountability to citizens; equal treatment of all companies). The campaign is also scheduled to begin at the end of 2018.


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