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Information on a OECD/Germany High-level Symposium, "Governing for Performance in the Public Sector", Berlin, 13-14 March 2002
Conference for High-Level Officials, held in Bratislava on 22-23 November 2001, hosted by the Government of the Slovak Republic and organised by the Public Management Service of the OECD (PUMA).
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Welcoming Address by His Excellency Mr. Ivan Miklos, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs of the Slovak Republic, at the Conference for High-Level Officials "Devolving and Delegating Power to More Autonomous Public Bodies and Controlling Th...
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These guidelines are designed to identify best practices for implementing user charges once the decision to impose them has been made, but do not identify which activities should be subject to user charging.
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This publication examines how five member countries implemented budgeting reforms in 1994-95. The reforms focussed on giving spending agencies greater flexibility in using resources, in exchange for holding them responsible for achieving results.
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These guidelines identify the key success factors for achieving the benefits of contracting out, a market-type mechanism that can lead to efficiency gains while maintaining or increasing service quality levels.
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This collection of papers illustrates the increasing momentum of performance management developments in OECD countries and raises many common issues which must be faced when developing a focus on performance as part of overall public management reform.