8-December-2009

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OECD Health at a Glance 2009: Key findings for the United States

The United States spent 16% of GDP on health in 2007, much more than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is almost two-and-a-half times higher than the OECD average.

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7-December-2009

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Self-evaluation report: the Paso del Norte region

The Self-evaluation report for the Paso del Norte (US/MX) region was prepared by The Paso del Norte Group, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.

7-décembre-2009

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14-octobre-2009

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Pôles de compétitivité, innovation et entrepreneuriat

Cette publication examine les succès d’importants pôles d’entreprises et d’innovation des pays de l’OCDE, les défis auxquels ceux-ci doivent faire face pour maintenir leurs positions, ainsi que les enseignements dont pourraient bénéficier d’autres candidats à la création de pôles performants.

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16-September-2009

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Employment Outlook 2009 Country Notes: United States

The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that the early stages of the economic recovery will be too muted to result in strong job creation. As a result, the US unemployment rate is expected to continue to rise to a little above 10% and to remain at that level through 2010.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for the United States

The United States should spend more on young children and disadvantaged teenagers to improve poor child health, poor basic education and high rates of child poverty, according to the OECD’s first report on child well-being "Doing Better for Children ".

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18-August-2009

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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

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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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29-July-2009

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Performance Budgeting in the United States

This article describes the history of performance management in the United States government, including the Budget and Performance Integration initiative (BPI), the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), and the dedicated Internet site www.ExpectMore.gov.

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