Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development


  • Governing Cities

    See the main issues, challenges and opportunities governments face when deciding city & urban policy.

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  • Sustainable Development Goals and Public Governance

    The success of the UN Sustainable Development Goals depends to a large extent on the coordination of implementation efforts through good public governance.

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  • Digital Government Toolkit

    Online toolkit designed to help implement the OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies. By comparing good practices across OECD countries, this site can guide decision-makers in using digital technologies to encourage innovation, transparency, and efficiency in the public sector.

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OECD & Habitat III

UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, 17–20 October 2016 - Quito, Ecuador.

This global summit will reflect on urban development trends over the past 20 years and how these patterns are impacting on human development, well-being, and public governance systems worldwide.

The OECD have been working hand-in-hand with UN Habitat on National Urban Policies in preparation for this conference. 

View the webpage that highlights these challenges and offers guidance on how they may be overcome.

➨ WEBSITE Habitat III and a New Urban Agenda

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Converging Criminal Networks

How can we combat illegal goods and services that threaten our communities? 

➨ BLOG Illicit Trade’s Deadly Margins


Open Government Data 

What are the benefits of making government data freely available to business and citizens?

➨ BLOG Shedding Light on Government


Financing Democracy

Trust in Government? There is the perception that when it comes to politics, money talks.

➨ BLOG Take the Money and Run



Access to Justice

Behavioural Insights


Budgetary Governance - Principles

Centres of Government


CleanGovBiz - Integrity

COP21 & Public Governance

Digital Government Strategies


Financing Democracy

Governance of Critical Risks

Government at a Glance

How's Life in Your Region?

HRM - Country Profiles


Illicit Trade

Inclusive Growth 

Independent Fiscal Institutions 


Managing Ethics in the Public Service

Ministerial Meeting 2015

Multi-level Governance


Open Government 

Open Government Data

Public Investment

Public Private Partnerships

Public Procurement

Public Procurement - Principles

Public Sector Innovation - OPSI


Regional Data 

Regional Development

Regional Outlook 

Regions at a Glance

Regulatory Impact Analysis

Regulatory Policy and Governance

Regulatory Policy by Country 

Risk Communication

Schools of Government

Social Media & Government

Trust in Government

Urban Development

Water Governance

Whistleblower Protection

Women in Government



Regions will drive the success of the SDG's

Illicit Trade’s Deadly Margins

Shedding light on government, one dataset at a time


Take the money and run: uses & abuses of political funding

Regulators – the new Men in Black?

Japan’s demographic and policy challenges


Are Fiscal Watchdogs Fiscal Rescue Dogs?

The time-travelling policy maker

Baltimore: Smacked Down by the Invisible Hand


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