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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe costs of information exchange among state institutions are estimated around EUR 37.34 million, as stated by the State Chancellery.

The SC notes that state institutions constantly exchange different information, including answers to residents; queries, regular reports, information about statistics, etc. The range of information recipients is wide. This includes private persons and legal persons abroad. The usefulness of information exchange among state institutions, on the other hand, is not explored much.

«Provision of information to another institution or the Cabinet of Ministers is considered routine. However, poorly planned information provision costs resources better used elsewhere – policy planning and realization, as well as provision of better quality services to residents,» the State Chancellery explains.

Poorly planned and mutually uncoordinated provision and storage of information creates additional administrative pressure and costs for the state administration. According to the initial assessments, administrative costs created by inter-institutional information exchange grew EUR 3,245,677 in 2015 and EUR 37,347,711 in 2016.

This increase can be explained with a number of requirements and legislative drafts approved over the years, including the Official Electronic Addresses Law, the order for addition of information to the resident registry, requirements for official statistics programme 2017-2019 and others.

To prevent problems in the system for submitting reports, the State Chancellery proposes assessing the objective and usefulness of regularly submitted information and, if possible, offering alternative information exchange solutions. Also institutions should assess the necessity of providing information and consider adding changes to the process if any flaws are uncovered.

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