An Evaluation of the Cross-Sectoral Policy Coordination in Latvia

Alise Vitola, Maija Senfelde

Abstract


Key societal challenges are cross-sectoral and do not correspond to administrative structures. The policy coordination enables synergy or at least prevents overlapping and conflicts of sector policies, which is increasingly important due to growing complexity of many policy issues. The article analyses the notion of policy coordination and offers a classification of the types of policy coordination. It also evaluates the policy coordination in Latvia by analysing national legislation, policy papers and the opinion of public administration officials. Consequently, the article proposes solutions for increasing the policy coordination in Latvia.

Keywords


policy coordination; national development strategy; strategic planning in the public sector; centre of government

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13165/VPA-15-14-2-06

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