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  • 15-January-2015

    English

    Hungary: Towards a Strategic State Approach

    This report presents the findings and recommendations from analysis conducted by the OECD as part of the OECD-Hungary Strategic Partnership for Public Administration Reform. Through this initiative, the OECD has supported the government of Hungary in putting in place some of the key building blocks of a “strategic state”. The report’s recommendations can be expected to contribute to strengthening the efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and integrity of the public administration and contribute to supporting sustainable and inclusive growth and development in Hungary.

  • 12-January-2015

    English

    OECD and the Municipality of Metepec launch tramitesmetepec.mx, the new on-line registry for formalities

    The tramitesmetepec.mx website organises formalities by “life events”, facilitating the search of information for citizens and entrepreneurs, and reducing the cost of regulatory compliance.

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  • 6-January-2015

    English

    OECD Urban Policy Reviews: Mexico 2015 - Transforming Urban Policy and Housing Finance

    In parallel to a sweeping structural reform agenda, Mexico announced in 2013 a new approach to housing and urban policy. Calling for a more explicit qualitative focus on housing and the urban environment, the policy shift is a welcome development. Mexico urbanised more rapidly than most OECD countries in the past half-century, in part as a result of the expansion of housing finance led by INFONAVIT and facilitated by policies aiming to expand access to formal housing. Yet the quantitative push for formal housing came with quantitative costs: inefficient development patterns resulting in a hollowing out of city centres and the third-highest rate of urban sprawl in the OECD; increasing motorisation rates; a significant share of vacant housing, with one-seventh of the housing stock uninhabited in 2010; housing developments with inadequate access to public transport and basic urban services; and social segregation. How can the Mexican authorities “get cities right” and develop more competitive, sustainable and inclusive cities? How can they improve the capacity of the relevant institutions and foster greater collaboration among them? How can INFONAVIT ensure that its lending activities generate more sustainable urban outcomes as it also fulfils its pension mandate and help Mexicans save more for retirement?

  • 6-January-2015

    Spanish

    Presentación del Estudio de Política Urbana de la OCDE: México, Transformando la Política Urbana y el Financiamiento de la Vivienda

    México ha logrado reducir, en gran medida y a una velocidad notable, el déficit cuantitativo de vivienda del país. La adopción e implementación de una política de vivienda más flexible y el fortalecimiento de la política nacional de desarrollo urbano le permitirían beneficiarse del crecimiento económico y sustentable de las ciudades, afirma la OCDE.

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  • 6-January-2015

    English

    Urban Policy Reviews: Mexico 2015

    In parallel to a sweeping structural reform agenda, Mexico announced in 2013 a new approach to housing and urban policy. Calling for a more explicit qualitative focus on housing and the urban environment, the policy shift is a welcome development.

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  • 22-December-2014

    English

    Social Media Use by Governments

    This working paper takes a comparative snapshot of social media use in and by OECD governments. The focus is on government institutions, as opposed to personalities, and how they manage to capture the opportunities of new social media platforms to deliver better public services and to create more open policy processes.

  • 22-December-2014

    English

    Kazakhstan: Review of the Central Administration

    This review examines the functioning, structure and organisation of the central government and line ministries in Kazakhstan, as well as their capacities to implement national objectives and priorities, outlined in the Kazakhstan’s Vision 2050. It also focuses on tools, strategic management and accountability frameworks in the Government of Kazakhstan, in line with the strategic management principles outlined in the General Approaches to Modernization of Public Administration of Kazakhstan by 2020.

  • 21-décembre-2014

    Français

    Panorama des administrations publiques 2013

    Le Panorama des administrations publiques 2013 propose un tableau de bord des indicateurs clés dans le but de contribuer à l’analyse et à la comparaison au niveau international des performances du secteur public. Des indicateurs axés sur les recettes et dépenses du gouvernement et l'emploi sont présentés ainsi que des données portant sur des aspects clés des performances des administrations liées aux produits et aux réalisations dans les secteurs de la santé et de l’éducation

    Le Panorama des administrations publiques 2013 comprend également des indicateurs qui couvrent des aspects essentiels de la gestion et de la gouvernance publique tels que l’intégrité, l’administration ouverte, la gestion de la réglementation, les nouvelles pratiques d’accessibilité aux services publics ainsi que la gestion des ressources humaines et la rémunération dans le secteur public. Bien que la mesure de la performance des gouvernements soit reconnue depuis longtemps comme ayant un rôle important à jouer pour accroître l’efficacité et l’efficience du secteur public, la récente crise économique et les contraintes fiscales grandissantes dans plusieurs pays membres augmentent la nécessité de développer des indicateurs robustes pour accompagner les prises de décisions des gouvernements.

  • 8-December-2014

    English

    Implementation of OECD recommendations to improve business formalities in the Municipality of Hermosillo

    The second progress report in the implementation of regulatory improvement actions shows a 52% progress for the Municipality of Hermosillo.

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  • 8-December-2014

    English

    The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities

    Ports and cities are historically strongly linked, but the link between port and city growth has become weaker. Economic benefits often spill over to other regions, whereas negative impacts are localised in the port-city. How can ports regain their role as drivers of urban economic growth and how can negative port impacts be mitigated? Those are the questions that this report aims to answer.

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