Portugal (The Call for Innovative and Open Government: An Overview of Country Initiatives)

Budget consolidation undertaken between 2005-08, has not had a negative effect on the provision of public services, neither in terms of quantity nor in terms of quality. This process of budget consolidation implied the rationalisation of resources (for example, the Programme for Restructuring the Central Administration - PRACE) which enabled financial savings without jeopardising public service delivery.
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Published by OECD in 2011