Publications & Documents


  • 15-June-2018

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    Fifth meeting of International Organisations: Better International Rules for Inclusive Globalisation

    Taking stock of progress made by the IO partnership in its substantive areas of work: transparency, evidence-based and coordination of international instruments

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  • 8-June-2018

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    Benchmarking Civil Service Reform in Kazakhstan

    Civil service modernisation is a key priority in Kazakhstan. This report uses the OECD's Survey on Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) in central governments to examine how Kazakhstan’s practices compare against OECD countries in several strategic areas. It explores how Kazakhstan is looking at skills and competencies throughout the employment cycle; how performance and pay systems contribute to improving public service quality, accessibility and responsiveness; and the role leaders and managers play in the reform implementation process. The report suggests areas for further improvement to help Kazakhstan develop a professional, strategic and innovative civil service.
  • 31-May-2018

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    Gender Equality in Canada - Mainstreaming, Governance and Budgeting

    Canada has a long-standing commitment to gender equality and an increasingly ambitious agenda to create a truly inclusive society. Recently, the Government of Canada has been strengthening the federal framework for the governance of gender equality policies by developing institutions, policies, tools and accountability structures. This OECD review of gender equality in Canada makes a number of recommendations to further develop this governance framework. It also assesses Canada’s progress in gender budgeting and provides recommendations for developing a more comprehensive, systematic and sustainable approach.
  • 23-May-2018

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    7th Workshop on Strategic Crisis Management

    The 7th OECD workshop on Strategic Crisis Management addressed the key challenges faced by governments in adapting their crisis management systems to take hybrid threats into account.

  • 23-May-2018

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    International Organisations: Their Role in International Regulatory Co-operation

    International Organisations: Standard-setting bodies in supporting regulatory co-operation.

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  • 21-May-2018

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    Digital Government Review of Colombia - Towards a Citizen-Driven Public Sector

    This review analyses the shift from e-government to digital government in Colombia. It looks at the governance framework for digital government, the use of digital platforms and open data to engage and collaborate with citizens, conditions for a data-driven public sector, and policy coherence in a context of significant regional disparities. It provides concrete policy recommendations on how digital technologies and data can be harnessed for citizen-driven policy making and public service delivery.
  • 18-May-2018

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    The dark side of the digital economy: Bad things come in small packages | OECD Insights Blog

    Small, low-value shipments can be a very real threat to national health, safety and security. Governments should co-operate with each other, and with courier services, postal administrations, e-commerce vendors and intermediaries, to improve screening and sanctions. Read the blog post by OECD's Michael Morantz.

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  • 3-May-2018

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    Assessing the Real Cost of Disasters - The Need for Better Evidence

    Disasters disrupt socio-economic activities and cause substantial damage. Yet, their full economic impact remains largely unknown, especially the cost of smaller disasters and indirect impacts such as those due to business disruptions. Similarly, little information exists on the total amount of public resources that countries devote to disaster risk management. Reliable, comprehensive and comparable data on the economic impact of disasters as well as on public spending on disaster management and risk prevention are essential for developing effective disaster risk management policies. This report provides an overview of countries' efforts to improve the quality and quantity of information on the costs of disasters.
  • 2-May-2018

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    Open Government Data in Mexico - The Way Forward

    This report analyses the progresses made by Mexico in implementing the recommendations of the OECD 2016 Open Government Data Review. It identifies areas for further improvement and proposes a set of policy recommendations in areas such as institutional governance, strategic leadership, policy ownership, monitoring and reporting, and digital skills. The report underscores how open data policy can contribute to government priorities such as anti-corruption and social inclusion, and government’s crucial role in creating the conditions and opportunities for innovation and collaboration. It also underlines the role that actors from the private and third-sector, journalists and the academia play in ensuring policy continuity and sustainability.
  • 17-April-2018

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    The cost of catastrophe: Why putting a price-tag on disaster is our best protection

    OECD countries have gotten much better at preparing for and responding to disasters, and fatality rates have gone down. What we’re not so good at, however, is reducing the economic fallout from natural disasters. Blog by OECD's Catherine Gamper.

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