Directorate for Public Governance



Government at a Glance

Government at a Glance 2017 delivers public service performance data and comparisons, providing a vision of the state of the public sector and the trends that are shaping it across the OECD and beyond.

With over 200 indicators, it offers data and insights for governments that seek to better understand their own practices and who wish to benchmark their achievements.

Policy makers, journalists, academics and the general public will benefit from its detailed comparisons and clear presentation of the data used to understand the bigger picture. 



Converging Criminal Networks

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

➨ BLOG Illicit Trade’s Deadly Margins


Trust in Government

With public trust eroding, how can can governments strengthen trust?

➨ 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


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 Sector Innovation - OPSI

Regulatory Impact Analysis

Regulatory Policy and Governance

Regulatory Policy by Country 

Risk Communication

Schools of Government

Social Media & Government

Trust in Government

Urban Development

Whistleblower Protection

Women in Government



Is there still time to save our trust in government?

Habitat III and urbanisation in five charts's

For whom the budget cut tolls: downsizing the public sector

Illicit Trade’s Deadly Margins

Shedding light on government, one dataset at a time


Women in the Judiciary: What solutions to advance justice systems? 

Urban Green Growth

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

Regulators – the new Men in Black?

Japan’s demographic and policy challenges


Irrational me… Behavioural Economics hits its stride 

A tale of two cities?

Are Fiscal Watchdogs Fiscal Rescue Dogs?

The time-travelling policy maker

Baltimore: Smacked Down by the Invisible Hand


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