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  • 19-July-2016

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    Being an Independent Regulator

    Regulators operate in a complex environment at the interface among public authorities, the private sector and end-users. As “referees” of the markets that provide water, energy, transport, communications, and financial services to citizens, they must balance competing wants and needs from different actors. This means that they must behave and act objectively, impartially, and consistently, without conflict of interest, bias or undue influence - in other words, independently. What distinguishes an independent regulator is not simply institutional design. Independence is also about finding the right balance between the appropriate and undue influence that can be exercised through the regulators’ daily interactions with ministries, regulated industries and end-users. This report identifies the critical points where undue influence can be exercised at different moments in the life of a regulator and discusses some of the avenues for developing a culture of independence, including through interactions with stakeholders, staffing and financing.

     

  • 18-July-2016

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    Country projects

    The OECD has undertaken various reviews of countries' public employement and HRM systems.

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  • 18-July-2016

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    Strategic HRM and compensation

    Strategic HR Management looks at the processes and tools used to ensure that the capacities of the government workforce are aligned to the mission and core strategic objectives of the government.The OECD looks at HRM holistically, including the processes in place to bring people into the civil service, develop their skills and knowledge, and allocate their talents to priorities.

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  • 18-July-2016

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    Diversity and inclusion

    Workforce diversity can be a strong contributor to innovation, organisational performance and trust in public institutions. If not managed, diversity can result in lower levels of social integration, worse communication and conflict which can deteriorate performance.

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  • 18-July-2016

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    Skills and capacity

    The skills sets of civil servants need to keep up with the fast pace of change in the societies they aim to support and improve. The OECD is exploring the skills through which civil servants create public value for today's societies.

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  • 18-July-2016

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    Leadership

    Leaders are increasingly called upon not only to be effective target managers, but also to be inspiring, transformative leaders capable of driving innovation while maintaining the highest standards of accountability, integrity and transparency. The OECD is mapping the changing expectations on senior civil servants, and assessing what kind of skills and competencies are needed to meet these expectations.

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  • 18-July-2016

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    Public Employment and Management Working Party

    The Public Employment and Management (PEM) Working Party serves as a collaborative forum and platform for policy-makers and experts from public sector entities entrusted with civil service management responsibilities.

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  • 18-July-2016

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    Searching for Real Regulatory Independence - RegBlog

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, and the 2008 financial meltdown—whose aftershocks are still reverberating globally—have at least one trait in common: they reflected breakdowns in the regulatory process. This is not to say that the principal industry actors in both catastrophes were mere bystanders, but with better regulatory oversight, the disasters could have been prevented.

  • 7-July-2016

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    Events on Measuring Regulatory Performance

    The OECD organises annual expert workshops on topics related to measuring regulatory performance. Past meetings have focussed on best practice in implementing the 2012 OECD Recommendation, on measuring compliance costs, on developing a measurement framework for regulatory performance, on the use of perception surveys and on indicators of Regulatory Management Systems.

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  • 7-July-2016

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    Functional urban areas by country

    Developing a common definition of metropolitan areas increases international comparability of the economic, social and environmental performances of metropolitan areas. The OECD and the EU have developed a harmonised definition of urban areas as "functional economic units".

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