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Public Governance Committee (PGC)
Mr. Dustin Brown   
(United States)
Dr. Takeshi FUKAYA   
Ms. Marilette van As   
Mr. Paulo AREOSA FEIO   
Mr. Oskar Thorslund   
Open to all Member countries 
Participation Plan   
Date of creation:
30th September 1961
31st December 2024



-  Resolution of the Council approved at its 1248th session held on 16 September 2011 [C/M(2011)14/PROV item 156 and C(2011)88]

-  Resolution of the Council concerning the renewal of the Mandate of the Public Management Committee approved at its 964th session held on 9 December 1999 [C(99)175/FINAL and C/M(99)25/PROV, item 338]

-  Change of name from “Public Management Committee” to “Public Governance Committee” approved by Council at its 1075th session held on 15 January 2004 [C/M(2004)1, item 13 and C(2003)206]

-  Resolution of the Council concerning the renewal of the mandate of the Public Governance Committee approved at its 1092nd session held on 26 July 2004 [C(2004)116 and CORR1 and C/M(2004)18, item 235]

-  Resolution of the Council revising the mandate of the Public Governance Committee approved at its 1209th session held on 11 December 2009 [C(2009)170 and C/M(2009)23, item 309]

-  Resolution of the Council revising the mandate of the Public Governance Committee approved at its 1304th session held on 17 December 2014 [C(2014)152 and C/M(2014)13, item 213]

-  Resolution of the Council revising the mandate of the Public Governance Committee approved at its 1404th session held on 11 December 2019 [C(2019)168, Annex and C/M(2019)17, item 235]

-  Resolution of the Council revising the mandate of the Public Governance Committee approved at its 1423rd session held on 6-7 May 2021 [C(2021)61, Annex II and C/M(2021)10, item 104]



Resolution of the Council [C(2021)61, Annex II and C/M(2021)10, item 104]



Draft Resolution of the Council revising the mandate of

the Public Governance Committee




HAVING REGARD to the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14 December 1960;

HAVING REGARD to the Rules of Procedure of the Organisation;

HAVING REGARD to the Revised Resolution of the Council on Partnerships in OECD Bodies [C(2012)100/REV1/FINAL];

HAVING REGARD to paragraph 15 of the Report of the Preparatory Committee concerning the creation of a “Technical Assistance Committee”, which became the “Public Management Committee” in 1989 [C(89)92(Final)], and most recently the “Public Governance Committee” in 2004 [C(2003)206], whose mandate was last revised in 2019 [C(2019)168];

HAVING REGARD to the recommendations of the In-depth Evaluation of the Public Governance Committee [C(2017)72];

RECOGNISING the crucial importance of good public governance for creating the conditions for achieving results for the public, inclusive economic growth, raising trust in public institutions, helping to build resilient economies, improving people’s well-being, improving customer experience with public services, an engaged and skilled public sector workforce, fostering core public values, strengthening pluralistic democracy and sustaining the rule of law;

RECOGNISING the need for strategic direction and fiscal sustainability in a global and interconnected world economy, and to face unprecedented pressures, including the challenges of climate and long term societal change;

RECOGNISING the contribution of the public sector to the economy, including realising the potential of public sector innovation for improved problem solving, greater efficiency and productivity, better quality of service to citizens;

RECOGNISING the critical roles of sound strategic governance frameworks and the need to ensure cross-sectoral policy co-ordination, skills and capacity in the public sector, and to seize the potential of digital technologies;

RECOGNISING the challenges of policy implementation, to ensure that public governance reforms and innovations are practical, context-dependent and country-specific, addressing the same long-term goals;

RECOGNISING the shared interest for governance in development as a mutually beneficial investment for all countries;

HAVING REGARD to the proposed revision of the mandate of the Public Governance Committee [C(2021)61];


A. The mandate of the Public Governance Committee (hereafter the “Committee”) is revised as follows:

I. Objectives

a)The objective of the Committee is to assist Members and Partners in developing and implementing evidence-based and innovative policies that strengthen public sector institutions’ ability to promote systemic change as way to respond to economic, social and environmental challenges and thereby improve outcomes for citizens and strengthen democracy.

b)The intermediary objectives of the Committee include:

i.identifying the current and emerging strategic public governance challenges that governments face and assessing the reforms implemented to identify leading practices and lessons learned for other countries,

ii.building and maintaining a body of robust quantitative and qualitative data and indicators on public sector inputs, processes, outputs, outcomes and performance, for carrying out comparative evidence-based analysis;

iii.formulating a set of policy instruments and management tools for effective policy development, strategic planning, policy implementation, performance management, and capacity building;

iv.identifying the public governance levers that can promote inclusive growth and resilient economies, taking into account fiscal constraints and offering guidance on good practices;

v.assisting countries in strengthening policy making and implementation through greater steering capacity in the centre of government that is directed at breaking down silos and focused on outcomes and measurable evidence-based practices which are grounded in the core values of the public sector and that take into account the political economy of reform and the tools that can help make reform happen in practice;

vi.facilitating a strategic shift in how governments function by developing an effective, efficient, agile, and responsive public sector workforce, including acquiring necessary skills, fostering innovation, strengthening investments in public sector leadership and performance of public institutions, attracting and retaining top talent;

vii.promoting citizen-centred service design and delivery, including systems change thinking, customer journey mapping, human centred design, data-driven approaches, experimentation with adoption of disruptive technologies, digitalisation and behaviour insights which will lead to innovative ways to rethink public policies and delivery systems, enabling wide-scale reforms;

viii.offering guidance for strengthening trust, openness, transparency and integrity of public sector institutions while building government’s capacity to manage critical risks;

ix.helping governments engage with stakeholders and civil society organisations in a participatory way throughout the policy cycle, particularly with disenfranchised groups, while promoting civic space and making better use of public communication for transparency and to enhance participation;

x.exploring the use of governance tools, such as public procurement, to achieve societal goals such as gender equality, youth empowerment, access to justice and the Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related to Goal 16.

xi.developing and supporting the implementation of global standards of good public governance and assessing the performance of countries’ public sectors through peer reviews, with a broader focus on results, inclusion and well-being;

xii.promoting a platform for open policy dialogue within the public sector, engaging with relevant stakeholders, including citizens, civil society, the private sector, parliaments and international organisations, and engaging with non-Members in accordance with the Global Relations Strategy on the role of governance in development.

II. Co-operation arrangements

In order to achieve these objectives, the Committee shall:

a)co-operate with other committees on matters related to public governance and participate in horizontal projects, and particular to foster synergies with the Committee of Senior Budget Officials.

b)keep itself informed of the activities related to public governance and management carried out in other international organisations. It will promote and develop, as practicable, partnerships with these organisations and seek to ensure effective complementarities while avoiding duplication with other international organisations.

c)consider the views and input of Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) and the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) and other major stakeholders in the field of public governance.

d)encourage participation by non-Members in the Committee’s work and engage in co-operation activities of mutual benefit with non-Members, either individually or through regional networks in line with the Global Relations Strategy.

B. The mandate of the Public Governance Committee shall remain in force until 31 December 2024.

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