Reports


  • 23-March-2010

    English

    Reducing Barriers to International Trade in Non-hazardous Recyclable Materials, Part 2: Case Studies

    Country case studies of China, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and the United States in measures that may hamper trade in steel scrap, recovered paper and plastic scrap, and if and how they could be removed without compromising environmental protection.

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  • 10-mars-2010

    Français, , 120kb

    Réformes économiques : Objectif croissance 2010 - Notes par pays - Pays-Bas

    Les notes par pays de l’édition de cette année d’Objectif croissance présentent deux particularités. La première tient à la place accordée au contexte actuel de crise et de reprise, tandis que la seconde marque l’arrivée à maturité de l’exercice qui sous-tend Objectif croissance.

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  • 26-février-2010

    Français, , 1,252kb

    OECD Reviews of HE in Regional and City Development: Peer Review Report, Amsterdam

    Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development are the OECD’s vehicle to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions. They analyse how higher education systems impact local and regional development and assist in improving this impac

  • 1-February-2010

    English, , 1,120kb

    OECD Reviews of Migrant Education - Netherlands

    Immigrants with low levels of education are at a severe disadvantage in the Dutch labour market compared to their native peers – and this gap is far more pronounced than in the OECD on average.

  • 27-November-2009

    English, , 2,043kb

    Self-evaluation report: City of Rotterdam

    The Self-evaluation report for the City of Rotterdam, Netherlands was prepared by Economic Development Board Rotterdam (EDBR), as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.

  • 24-November-2009

    English, , 1,557kb

    Self-evaluation report: City of Amsterdam

    The Self-evaluation report for the City of Amsterdam, Netherlands was prepared by SEO Economisch Onderzoek in collaboration with a number of higher education institutions in the city, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.

  • 17-August-2009

    English, , 224kb

    Distributed Public Governance: Agencies, Authorities and Other Autonomous Bodies in the Netherlands

    In the context of English-speaking countries, the term agency is used as an umbrella concept for different forms of what is called in the Dutch context "privatisation" (i.e. devolution and delegation of power to more autonomous bodies). To assist in understanding the Dutch situation, this paper will discuss first a conceptual framework which runs as a thread through this chapter...

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  • 12-August-2009

    English, , 523kb

    Typically Dutch

    This paper aims to identify a few features of institutions and policies in the Dutch public sector that can be characterised as "typically Dutch" and that, moreover, may be considered as worthy of further thought, or perhaps even as a source of inspiration, for countries that are presently thinking about the modernisation of their public sector.

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  • 11-August-2009

    English, , 137kb

    Enhancing Public Accountability in the Netherlands

    This article focuses on non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) in the Netherlands that are funded by public money and whose task is defined by law. In terms of public spending, the service delivery role of NDPBs is quite extensive, and they are investing in new ways of enhancing their efficiency, the quality of their services, and the confidence of those with whom they deal. The notion of broad public accountability applies: NDPBs are

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  • 10-August-2009

    English, , 248kb

    Performance Budgeting in the Netherlands

    Performance-based budgeting seems to be a promising tool for improving the management and accountability of public finances. However, its application causes many difficulties. This article briefly reviews international experience with performance-based budgeting and explores its application in the Netherlands since the late 1990s, including a case study of the Safety Programme. The focus is on transparency and the quality of the

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