OECD Global Forum: Building Trust and Reinforcing Democracy


Building Trust and Reinforcing Democracy

Preparing the Ground for Government Action

This publication sheds light on the important public governance challenges countries face today in preserving and strengthening their democracies.

Building Trust to Reinforce Democracy

Key Findings from the 2021 OECD Survey on Drivers of Trust in Public Institutions

This report presents the main findings of the first OECD cross-national survey of trust in government and public institutions, representing over 50,000 responses across 22 OECD countries.

Government at a Glance


Government at a Glance, published every two years, is a flagship of OECD work on public governance. It presents the most up-to-date internationally comparable data on how public administrations function and perform in OECD countries, accession countries, and other major economies. 

OECD Guidelines for

Citizen Participation Processes

The OECD Guidelines for Citizen Participation Processes are intended for any public official or public institution interested in carrying out a citizen participation process.

OECD Report on Public Communication

The Global Context and the Way Forward

Report analyses how this important government function contributes to better policies and services, greater citizen trust, and, ultimately, stronger democracies in an increasingly complex information environment.

Lobbying in the 21st Century

Transparency, Integrity and Access

Report reflects on new challenges and risks related to the many ways special interest groups attempt to influence public policies, and reviews tools adopted by governments to effectively safeguard impartiality and fairness in the public decision-making process.

Misinformation and Disinformation

An international effort using behavioural science to tackle the spread of misinformation

This study, tested on 1,872 people across Canada, assessed the impact of two behaviourally-informed interventions – an attention accuracy prompt and a set of digital media literacy tips – on intentions to share true and false news headlines about COVID-19 on social media.
Policy paper

Accessible and inclusive public communication

Panorama of practices from OECD countries

This working paper presents a range of practices and lessons learned about accessible and inclusive public communication in OECD member and partner countries, with a particular focus on persons with a disability. 
Working paper

Public communication trends after COVID-19

Innovative practices across the OECD and in four Southeast Asian countries

Working paper illustrates selected international trends that are driving innovation in the practice of public communication across the OECD to make it more inclusive, responsive and compelling.
Working paper

Serving citizens

Measuring the performance of services for a better user experience 

This paper explores the use of satisfaction indicators to monitor citizens’ and users’ experience with public services. It finds that satisfaction indicators provide an accurate aggregate account of the factors driving service performance.
Working paper

Delivering for youth

How governments can put young people at the centre of the recovery

This policy brief presents the views of a non-representative sample of 151 youth organisations from 72 countries, including 100 youth organisations based in 36 OECD countries, on how young people have been experiencing the crisis and related government action.
Policy Brief

OECD Digital Government Studies 

The E‑Leaders Handbook on the Governance of Digital Government

Handbook provides a practical and easy-to-use toolkit for policy makers seeking to improve the digital government maturity of their administrations.

Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions

Catching the Deliberative Wave

Report gathers close to 300 representative deliberative practices to explore trends in such processes, identify different models, and analyse the trade-offs among different design choices.

Green Budgeting 

in OECD Countries

Report presents the findings from the first survey on green budgeting across OECD countries and provides information on the extent to which countries have the key elements of an effective approach to pursue environmental and climate priorities.

Green budgeting

A way forward

This paper identifies seven key areas to support the development of green budgeting practices in making progress toward climate and environmental goals. The key areas consider the institutional frameworks, budgetary tools, transparency and accountability arrangements and the enabling environment for budgeting in the public sector.
Working paper

Governance responses to disinformation

How open government principles can inform policy options

This paper provides a holistic policy approach to the challenge of disinformation by exploring a range of governance responses that rest on the open government principles of transparency, integrity, accountability and stakeholder participation. 
Working paper

Climate Change and Long-term Fiscal Sustainability

Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting

Paper describes channels through which climate change has a fiscal impact, discusses the uncertainties that make a quantitative estimate difficult, and provides several examples of qualitative and quantitative studies that show how fiscal impacts could be integrated into official fiscal reports.    
Working paper