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Effective learning environments

Deadline for submission:
31 July 2019

The OECD’s work on Effective Learning Environments (ELE) aims to improve how learning environments can most efficiently support the pedagogies, curriculum, assessment and organisational forms necessary to develop students’ capacities for the 21st century.

The Learning Environments Evaluation Programme (LEEP) was launched in 2013 to develop instruments and analyses to inform school leaders, researchers, designers, policymakers and others about how investments in learning environments translate into improved education, health, social and well-being outcomes.

On average, students in OECD countries spend 7538 hours in school buildings. The OECD School User Survey can help collect and triangulate evidence on the actual use of learning spaces, as well as to solicit students, teachers and school leaders' perspectives.

Citizen deliberation

Deadline for submission:
31 July 2019

The OECD is looking for cases from around the world of longer-form deliberative processes used by public institutions for policy making for a forthcoming report on innovative citizen participation. 

These cases can be in the form of citizens' juries or assemblies, reference panels, consensus conferences, citizen initiative reviews, planning cells, or others. To be included in our report, cases must meet some criteria.

The process has to be commissioned by a public authority, is ongoing or has been implemented, and its results are verifiable. Participants have to be randomly selected and there is at least one full day of meetings or equivalent. 

Tax treaty dispute resolution

Deadline for submission
12 August 2019
 

Improving the tax treaty dispute resolution process is a top priority of the BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Project. The Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) peer review and monitoring process under Action 14 of the BEPS Action Plan was launched in December 2016.

The peer review process is conducted in two stages. Under Stage 1, implementation of the Action 14 minimum standard is evaluated for Inclusive Framework members according to a schedule of reviews. Stage 2 focuses on monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' Stage 1 report.

The OECD is now gathering input for the Stage 1 peer reviews of Andorra, Anguilla, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Faroe Islands, Macau (China), Morocco and Tunisia, and invites taxpayers and associations of taxpayers (e.g. business and industry associations) to submit input on specific issues for each of these jurisdictions.

Youth Governance

Deadline for submission:
31 August 2019

Access to affordable education, housing, health and employment are critical to a young person's growth into adulthood. Public policies and services must be responsive to youths' needs to ensure a smooth transition, while governance failures can delay this process, resulting in adverse individual, social and economic impacts.

The Youth Governance Survey for Youth Organisations aims to identify what governments and public administrations can do to deliver on youths' concerns and how youth cohorts can be engaged in this process. The survey will complement evidence collected via a survey sent to ministries responsible for youth affairs as well as for other areas.

The responses received will feed into the OECD Youth Governance Review, the first global comparative analysis of the mechanisms in place to respond to the needs of youth, due to be published in 2020.

Sound public governance

Deadline for submission:
31 August 2019

To help governments at all levels respond to increasingly complex policy challenges, the OECD is developing an integrated diagnostic tool, the draft Policy Framework on Sound Public Governance, to support policymakers in designing and implementing public governance reforms, and harnessing good governance practices. 

We are looking for concrete input and comments on the content of the Framework as well as to identify potential thematic gaps and future challenges for public governance.

All interested stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations, international organisations, the private sector, academics and individuals are encouraged to participate in this consultation and help shape the future of the OECD’s work on public governance.  

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Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development

Public sonultation closed
since 28 June 2019

The 2030 Agenda states that the Sustainable Development Goals are indivisible, and that they balance the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development through SDG Target 17.14, which calls on all countries to enhance policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD).

Governments at all levels increasingly recognise the need to break out of institutional and policy silos to fully realise the benefits of synergistic actions across the SDGs. The 2030 Agenda, however, does not provide guidance on how to enhance policy coherence for the implementation of the SDGs.

To address this gap, the OECD has embarked on an inclusive process to update its 2010 Recommendation on Good Institutional Practices in Promoting Policy coherence for Development and provide institutional mechanisms and policy tools to accelerate progress towards the SDGs. 

Well-being & sustainable development Indicators

Call for papers closed
since 15 June 2019

The call for research proposals “Metrics that Make a Difference: The Use of Indicators of Well-Being and Sustainable Development in Policy” is being launched to source relevant research and case studies related to the use of multidimensional indicator sets in well-being and sustainable development policy.

The call is on three topics: well-being indicators, data gaps and policy uses of well-being metrics.

Selected authors will be invited to present their papers at the International Conference on the Policy Uses of Well-being and Sustainable Development Indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in Bogotá (23-24 Oct. 2019).

Sustainable Development Results

Public consultation closed
since 24 May 2019

More than ever, development actors are called upon to join efforts and maximise the impact of their contributions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The OECD/Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Results Community was proposing a set of six guiding principles that can help transform development agencies into more results-oriented, effective organisations.

The principles acknowledge the complex and evolving nature of development co-operation and build on existing ones, lessons and reviews of results-based management systems. 

Take part to help ensure that the principles are relevant and useful to all types of development organisations and within all type contexts.

Tax morale

Public consultation closed
since 10 May 2019

The OECD is seeking public comments on its forthcoming publication What's driving tax morale? An empirical analysis on social preferences and attitudes towards taxation.

A number of socio-economic and institutional factors influence tax morale in individuals, such as age, gender, education, and level of trust in government.

A new business section uses OECD tax certainty data to consider tax morale among businesses operating in developing countries. 

Tax morale is a way to understand and respond to the challenges and opportunities for improving domestic resource mobilisation in those countries.

Fighting foreign bribery

Public consultation closed
since 6 May 2019

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes legally binding standards to effectively criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. 

It is the first and only international anti-corruption instrument focused on the ‘supply side’ of the bribery transaction.

To ensure that it continues to respond to the challenges of fighting foreign bribery, the OECD launched a review of the 2009 Recommendation scheduled for completion by early 2020.

The consultation document raises a variety of cross-cutting issues, new trends and challenges, that have emerged over the last decade of its implementation and enforcement.

People at the heart of social policy

Call for contributions closed
since 12 April 2019

With public trust in government deteriorating across many countries, the push to put people at the heart of policymaking is on the rise across the globe. And politicians are listening.

Share your experiences harnessing "people power" today to produce better social policies tomorrow. The aim is simple: to give people a greater say in shaping policies that matter to their lives.

Social policies have a role to play in supporting people facing life transitions, and are an important way that governments buttress the impacts of economic shifts.

Open government innovations

Call for contributions closed
since 12 April 2019

Governments, civil society and the private sector are encouraged to submit innovative practices.

The innovative open government cases should promote transparency, integrity, accountability and stakeholder participation.

The goal is to propel research on open government trends, inspire members of the community and feed the 
Toolkit Navigator for Open Government.

Fiscal challenges of digitalisation

Public consultation closed
since 6 March 2019

Public comments are sought on possible solutions to the tax challenges arising from the digitalised economy as part of the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)'s work.

Mandated by G20 Finance Ministers in 2017, it delivered an interim report in 2018 through its Task Force on the Digital Economy.

Proposals involve two pillars (allocation of taxing rights & BEPS issues) and the objective is to gather input early in the process and provide a consensus-based long-term solution in 2020. 

Digital Security of Critical Activities

Public consultation closed
since 28 February 2019

The draft Recommendation on Digital Security of Critical Activities aims to replace the 2008 Recommendation on the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructures called CIIP.

It provides guidance to governments on how to develop digital security policies for critical economic and social activities without inhibiting the benefits from digital transformation.

Public Sector Innovation

Public consultation closed
since 22 February 2019

The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) has developed the draft text of a Declaration on Public Sector Innovation.

It is a framework and set of principles that governments can use to inform their country’s own planning and strategising to foster innovation better.

If governments are thinking about how to innovate, they must also think carefully about how best to support different kinds of innovation, suited to different kinds of challenges.

Anti-corruption guidelines

Public consultation closed
since 31 January 2019

State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), accounting for 22% of the world’s largest companies are often concentrated in sectors with strategic importance and are increasingly operated like private firms. 

The Anti-Corruption and Integrity (ACI) Guidelines for State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) are for use by states as owners to help them promote integrity and anti-corruption in the SOEs they own.

They will complement the goals of the 
Guidelines on Corporate Governance of SOEs

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