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Integrity in public procurement is essential in maintaining citizens’ trust in government. Governments are recognising the potential of procurement to improve public sector performance through savings and economies of scale.
The Basin Organisation Seine Grands Lacs, in partnership with the French Ministry of Ecology and Ile-de-france regional council, has invited the OECD to study ways to minimise the risks and limit the costs that would be incurred if the Seine and its tributaries were to flood the Ile-de-France.
Through the example of Abruzzo, whose capital L’Aquila was destroyed by an earthquake four years ago, a new OECD report recommends policies that can speed the recovery of regions hit by natural disasters, making them more attractive to residents, tourists and investors.
The workshop identified key challenges in the design and implementation of one-stop shops in Hungary and ways to address them.
What: A new OECD report, The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities; The Case of Mersin – Turkey,
outlines port performance, port impacts, as well as policies and governance in Mersin
This publication looks at regional innovation in Wallonia, Belgium, by examining the political context, governance issues and the role of innovation in the economy, along with regional innovation strategies to promote growth.
Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement
Japanese, Excel, 344kb
This Recommendation sets the current thinking of how to effectively implement regulatory policy in countries, based on over a decade of OECD experience. "This Recommendation is the first comprehensive international statement on regulatory policy since the crisis", says Angel Gurría.
In collaboration with the Federal Government of Germany, the OECD organised four workshops at the International Regulatory Reform Conference (IRRC) 2013 in Berlin. The workshops focused on the use of cost-benefit analysis in governmental decision making, as well as on the role of key actors of regulatory governance in the regulatory policy cycle: Parliaments, regulatory agencies and audit offices.
Published in the OECD Journal on Budgeting, these guidelines on transparency in the budget process relate to budget reports, specific disclosures, and control and accountability.