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  • 15-November-2012

    English

    Public Sector Compensation in Times of Austerity

    Austerity drives are leading governments to reduce operational cuts through the wage bill and staffing levels. A big lesson from past experience suggests that when pay cuts and freezes are necessary, it is essential to assess the savings relative to the costs – the loss of institutional knowledge if key contributors retire or resign, the time lost by managers and employees who have to deal with the issues related to vacancies and reorganizations, the lost productivity while people acquire new skills and learn new jobs, and the falloff in performance among employees who become discouraged or unsatisfied. This assessment does not appear to have taken place in the current crisis.

    This report argues that any new approaches to public sector pay must help to: enhance external competitiveness of salaries; promote internal equity throughout the public sector; reflect the values of public organisations; and align compensation with government’s core strategic objectives. It calls for a recognition of the supply and demand for specific expertise.

  • 12-November-2012

    English

    OECD Integrity Review of Brazil - Managing Risks for a Cleaner Public Service

    Brazil’s agenda to enhance integrity and prevent corruption is particularly critical in order to address a number of challenges facing the country’s public administration. The challenges include managing risks associated with innovation in public service delivery, achieving value for money and minimising waste in government operations and meeting the expectations of citizens  regarding the conduct of public organisations.

    This report is the first integrity review of a G20 country undertaken by the OECD. It assesses the implementation and coherence of instruments, processes and structures to create a culture of integrity and to manage risks affecting the operations and performance of public organisations.

    The report analyses four main areas of focus : (i) promoting transparency and citizen engagement; (ii) implementing risk-based systems of internal control; (iii) embedding high standards of conduct; and (iv) enhancing integrity in public procurement.
    It is complemented by three case studies to highlight issues of integrity management at the level of individual public functions, organisations and programmes: the federal tax administration, the Family Grant (a conditional cash transfer) Programme; and the National STD/AIDS Programme.

  • 9-November-2012

    German, PDF, 587kb

    Empfehlung des Rates zu Regulierungspolitik und Governance

    This is the German translation of the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance. It sets the current thinking of how to effectively implement regulatory policy in countries, based on over a decade of OECD experience.

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  • 9-November-2012

    English

    Regulatory Management Systems Country Notes

    The OECD Secretariat has extended its database on regulatory management indicators to the following countries: Brazil, Chile, Estonia, Israel, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa. The results can be downloaded in the form of individual country notes.

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  • 7-November-2012

    English

    G20/OECD methodological framework on disaster risk assessment and risk financing

    This methodological framework is intended to help governments develop more effective disaster risk management strategies, particularly financial strategies, building on strengthened risk assessment and risk financing.

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  • 2-November-2012

    English

  • 29-October-2012

    English

    Workshop on Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections

    The goal of the workshop was to gather policy makers and experts involved in regulatory enforcement and inspections and enable the exchange of experience among them to share approaches to inspections and their reforms.

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  • 26-October-2012

    English

    Risk Management: Illicit Trade and the Illegal Economy

    OECD Workshop on assessing the harms posed by illicit trade and the illegal economy for global supply chain integrity, economic growth, and market security.

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  • 15-October-2012

    Spanish, PDF, 565kb

    Recomendación del Consejo sobre Política y Gobernanza Regulatoria

    This is the Spanish translation of the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance. It sets the current thinking of how to effectively implement regulatory policy in countries, based on over a decade of OECD experience.

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  • 15-October-2012

    English

    Capacity Building Seminar on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA)

    The OECD with the Ministry of Economy, Mexico and COFEMER conducted a four-day seminar for Federal and Provincial officials, as well as academics and consultants, on how to conduct and implement Regulatory Impact Assessments

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