Futures work and evaluations of governance policy

Futures work and foresight in governance policy is part of the governance policy toolbox. Futures work in governance policy is carried out throughout the Government. Futures reviews are prepared at the end of the government term to serve the parliamentary elections and the formation of the next government. The themes of governance policy are part of the Futures Review of the Ministry of Finance.

Government in balancing welfare and the economy - Governance policy guidelines for 2020 (in Finnish)

(Futures review of governance policy in 2010)

OECD assesses the functioning, efficiency and effectiveness of governance policies and administrations in different countries

In the reform of government, it is important to evaluate how successful development work has been. In Finland, almost all major development projects are accompanied by such an evaluation. In addition to these project-specific evaluations, it is important that the overall government and its reform are evaluated at regular intervals. The entire Finnish government was evaluated most recently by the OECD (Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development) in 2015.

Final report of OECD trust survey on Finland published in spring 2021

The final report of a trust survey carried out for Finland by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides current information on people’s trust in government and public institutions in Finland and sets out recommendations on how government and governance can be improved to build and maintain public trust. The final report of the trust survey was published on 4 May 2021.

OECD trust survey final report "Drivers of Trust in Public Institutions in Finland"

Ministry of Finance press release on final report of OECD trust survey

FINEST – a joint country review of governance in Finland and Estonia in 2015

The OECD carried out a joint country review of Finland and Estonia in 2015. The review was a follow-up to the previous country review of Finland's governance policy, which was conducted in 2010.

OECD Public Governance Reviews: Finland Fostering Strategic Capacity across Governments and Digital Services across Borders

OECD Public Governance Reviews: Estonia and Finland

The OECD website on the review of Finland and Estonia is available at: oe.cd/FinEst

A previous comprehensive review of Finnish governance by the OECD (Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development) was completed in 2010.

Summary of OECD assessment and recommendations

Summary of OECD assessment and recommendations (in Finnish)

Governments for the Future

In 2011–2013, Finland carried out a joint assessment of the future of government with the United Kingdom, Austria, Sweden and Scotland.

Governments for the Future - Main Report

Decision or Changes – Finland in the Mirror

Contact details

Katju Holkeri
Senior Ministerial Adviser
Tel. +358 2955 30087 [email protected]