Public Administration Reforms during Fiscal Crisis in Lithuania: Perceptions of Senior Civil Servants

Rimantas Rauleckas, Eglė Gaulė, Rasa Šnapštienė, Vaidas Morkevičius, Ligita Šarkutė, Jolanta Buškevičiūtė


The empirical results of executive survey on public administration reform are presented covering reform trends, reform results, results oriented culture and coordination in Lithuanian public administration during fiscal crisis since 2008. The survey acting as a tool to monitor the development of public administration reforms allows identifying important success and shortcomings that are otherwise difficult to measure employing other methods. The survey was carried out closely following the methodology of 3rd work package of “Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future” (COCOPS)1. It is shown that although the public administration is evaluated as functioning better than before, there are serious perceived shortcomings in general approach to reforms, missing components in fostering results oriented culture, lack of horizontal coordination and overall negative effects of public administration reforms on the society.


public sector reform in Lithuania; perceptions of public senior executives; fiscal crisis

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