The Review analyses the open government agenda of the Province of Biscay, based on
the 2017 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Open Government. It assesses Biscay’s
initiatives regarding transparency, accountability and stakeholder participation and
how they impact the quality of public service delivery. This review also evaluates
Biscay’s institutional, legal and policy frameworks for the implementation of these
initiatives, focusing on the creation of a sound monitoring and evaluation system.
The report includes recommendations to foster a public governance culture that empowers
all stakeholders to actively participate throughout the entire policy cycle. This
is the first OECD Open Government Review carried out in a subnational government of
an OECD member country.