Publications & Documents


  • 30-September-2009

    English, Excel, 376kb

    Why does the United States spend so much more on health than other countries?

    The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.

  • 28-septembre-2009

    Français

    OCDE-G20 : Des normes internationales de politique structurelle sont fondamentales pour sortir de la crise

    Le Secrétaire général de l’OCDE, M. Angel Gurría, a déclaré que les nouvelles sources d’emploi et de croissance indispensables à une reprise soutenue de l’économie mondiale ne se concrétiseront que si les grandes économies de la planète mettent en place les politiques structurelles adéquates.

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  • 23-September-2009

    English

    Switzerland moves towards substantial implementation of tax information exchange

    Switzerland has signed a protocol to its tax treaty with the United States that incorporates the internationally agreed tax information standard. This is the 11th agreement for the exchange of information in tax matters signed by Switzerland that meets the OECD standard. The agreement with the United States continues the trend of agreements signed by Switzerland with its major economic partners. Of its 11 agreements, 10 are with OECD

  • 21-September-2009

    English

    OECD names former Clinton aide to head its Washington Centre

    The OECD has appointed Jill A. Schuker, a former Clinton and Carter Administration official who also has worked on Capitol Hill, in state government and in the private sector, as the new Head of its Washington Centre.

  • 19-September-2009

    English

    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries

    In his remarks to the informal ministerial meeting on climate change, Mr. Gurría underlined that the difficult part is working out what exactly is a “fair share” of GHG mitigation in order to reach a successful agreement in Copenhagen.

  • 1-septembre-2009

    Français

    Il faut consacrer davantage d’argent à la petite enfance, selon l’OCDE

    Les États doivent accroître leurs dépenses au titre des enfants de moins de six ans afin de réduire les inégalités sociales et de permettre à tous d’être plus heureux, selon le premier rapport de l’OCDE qui ait jamais été écrit sur le bien être des enfants dans ses 30 pays membres.

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  • 28-August-2009

    English, , 41kb

    Agreement between US and Monaco for the exchange of information relating to tax matters

    Agreement between US and Monaco for the exchange of information relating to tax matters

  • 18-August-2009

    English, , 212kb

    Outcome-focused Management in the United States

    The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA, the Results Act) established a performance management framework for federal departments and agencies. The framework consists of agency Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports. Additionally, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) annually prepares a Government-wide Performance Plan. Approximately 100 Cabinet departments,

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  • 13-August-2009

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    Countering Uncertainty in Budget Forecasts

    Federal budget procedures in the United States require forecasts and projections over several distinct periods of time: short term (18-24 months ahead), medium term (both 5- and 10-year horizons), and long term (as much as 75 years in the future). In the United States, the intermediate estimates have taken on increased significance with many press accounts referring to 10-year estimates. In addition to various time periods, the

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  • 11-August-2009

    English, , 192kb

    Accountability Institutions and the Policy Process: The United States Experience

    Accountability is now acknowledged as an important element in good governance in the public sector. The term itself is complex, covering many aspects including: the move from accounting to accountability; the need to increase transparency; the importance of the political interface; the distinction between internal and external accountability; the use of accountability information; the interaction of accountability systems with other

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