Latest Documents

  • 7-November-2017


    OECD Framework for the Governance of Infrastructure

    This web page presents the 10 dimensions of the framework for the governance of public infrastructure. The dimensions relate to how governments prioritise, plan, budget, deliver, regulate and evaluate infrastructure investment. Each area covers the principal objective of policy in each area, followed by key questions decision makers need to address and indicators identifying the enabling factors.

  • 26-October-2017


    OECD Budget Transparency Toolkit - Practical Steps for Supporting Openness, Integrity and Accountability in Public Financial Management

    The OECD Toolkit on Budget Transparency brings together standards and guidelines on budget transparency developed by a broad range of international bodies and networks. Chapter 1 introduces the various institutions, official instruments and guidance materials available, including standards issued by international organisations. Chapter 2 provides an alternative way of navigating these materials, based around five main institutional or sectoral areas. The Toolkit also provides guidance on how best to use this information to achieve more open, transparent, inclusive and accountable budget processes.
  • 5-September-2017


    Budgeting and Performance in the European Union

    This OECD report highlights strengths in the structure and specification of the EU performance budgeting system, and offers some suggestions on how to promote continuity and flexibility throughout the cycle of policy design, delivery and accountability. Recommendations are also offered to support the input and enhance the impact of the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Court of Audit.

  • 28-July-2017


    OECD Network of Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions (PBO-IFIs)

    Web page highlighting our work on improving parliamentary scrutiny of the budget process and the evolving role of Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs). You can also see how your country is performing in this important budgeting discipline with our fiscal council database.

  • 7-July-2017


    Budget Transparency Toolkit

    Toolkit providing a gateway to the various global budget and fiscal transparency institutions, official instruments, standards, and guidance materials.

  • 18-May-2017


    Gender Budgeting: Experts Meeting 2017

    This Experts Meeting took place in Reykjavik, Iceland on 18-19 May 2017. Delegates from OECD countries shared practical experiences – successes and challenges – in implementing Gender Budgeting.

  • 15-May-2017


    Designing effective independent fiscal institutions (IFIs)

    Independent fiscal institutions (IFIs) serve to promote sound fiscal policy and sustainable public finances. This report outlines good practices for their effective design and operation.

  • 15-May-2017


    Gender budgeting

    Gender budgeting can help governments promote equality through the budget process. Planning the budget with the promotion of gender equality in mind has the potential to help policy-makers address a range of inequalities that have become embedded in public policies and the allocation of resources.

  • 20-March-2017


    Getting Infrastructure Right - A framework for better governance

    Infrastructure poses many challenges, from technical and budgetary concerns to delivery and governance issues. But it is crucial for both productivity and inclusiveness. Businesses rely on modern infrastructure to remain competitive, while society depends on good infrastructure to ensure equal opportunity and equal access to services for citizens. Good governance of public infrastructure can thus yield substantial benefits for all. Based on a survey of 27 countries, this report provides an overview of current practices in infrastructure governance and presents practical tools to help policy makers better manage infrastructure.
  • 15-December-2016


    The OECD Framework for the Governance of Infrastructure

    High-quality public infrastructure supports growth, improves well-being and generates jobs. Yet, infrastructure investment is complex, and getting from conception to construction and operation is a long road fraught with obstacles and pitfalls. This OECD survey of the state of infrastructure policy making highlights a number of challenges that all countries face.

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