WHAT IS IT?
p A toolkit for ‘Modernizing Government’s Whitepaper’ to become more forward and outward looking
p Learning lessons from other countries and integrating international dimensions into policymaking to ‘expand horizons’.
p To provide practical help and guidance to policymakers in the use of international comparison in policymaking
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
p To use international comparisons that provide what work and what doesn’t in practice reveal new mechanisms for implementing policy and improving the delivery of public services.
p Policymakers can also learn from the way in which other governments undertake the process of policymaking.
WHAT DOES IT SAY?
p While searching for international comparisons for ideas and values we have to look not only into national governments, but also at sub-national, regional, local, businesses and not for profit organizations working with governments.
p To identify existing sources of information, expertise and institutional memory, social sciences, researchers, economists, statisticians, scientists and librarians in their organizations.
WHEN SHOULD IT BE USED?
p To cultivate networks of contacts in other administrations and international organizations and in academic research community.
p To make aware of current practice and relevant developments in other countries, to be able to incorporate comparative information into your analysis and advice as a matter of routine.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
p The toolkit highlights
n Policymakers to scan the horizons for interesting approaches and innovative development
n To select one or more promising comparators for closer systematic examination
n To understand how the comparators work in practice
n The CMPS International Comparisons Workbook provides practical help to explore the critical factors in social, economic, cultural and institutional environment
n To analyze the relevance of the comparator
n To establish the possible lessons from case studies