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  • 7-February-2013

    Japanese, Excel, 344kb

    Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance - Japanese

    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.

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  • 5-February-2013

    English

    Brazil's Supreme Audit Institution - The Audit of the Consolidated Year-end Government Report

    Supreme audit institutions have a distinct role in supporting the development of a more strategic and forward looking state. This report assesses the role of Brazil's SAI – the Federal Court of Accounts (Tribunal de Contas da União or TCU) – in enhancing accountability and informing decision making within the federal government. The review focuses specifically on the audit of the Consolidated Year end Government Report (Prestação de Contas da Presidenta de República or PCPR). Although the TCU is a well respected independent government institution and completes the audit of the PCPR in line with constitutional provisions and international best practice,  several challenges remain. Deepening TCU understanding of challenges and barriers affecting the use of its audit – especially by the legislature – is critical for enhancing accountability and informing decision making.  Moreover, framing clearly and concisely the main findings will make the TCU work audit more accessible and elevate the imperative for action. Creating a more explicit and co-ordinated TCU communication strategy will also improve the value and benefit of the audit findings.
  • 1-February-2013

    English

    Accountability, Transparency, Participation: Key Elements of Good Governance

    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.

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  • 31-January-2013

    English

    OECD Best Practices for Budget Transparency

    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.

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  • 8-January-2013

    English

    Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico

    The report provides evidence-based assessment and policy recommendations in support of Mexico’s water reform. It analyses implementation bottlenecks and identifies good practices in four key areas considered as essential drivers for change in the water sector of Mexico: multi-level and river basin governance; economic efficiency and financial sustainability; and regulatory functions for water supply and sanitation.

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  • 21-December-2012

    English, PDF, 2,025kb

    Reform of Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections in OECD Countries

    This report summarises the results of the survey on regulatory enforcement and inspections conducted among OECD countries in 2012. The report draws some general conclusions from this survey and provides theoretical background on the topic. It also suggests some recommendations for organising and reforming inspections.

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  • 21-December-2012

    English, PDF, 1,423kb

    Inspections Reforms: Why, How and With What Results

    This report summarises experience of OECD and non-OECD countries with reforming inspections, attempts to present some of the most interesting and successful experiences suggesting that some good practices may be valid beyond the countries where they were initially pioneered.

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  • 18-December-2012

    English, PDF, 19kb

    Metropolitan Areas database speadsheet

    Metropolitan Areas database speadsheet

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  • 12-December-2012

    English

    Public Sector Compensation in Times of Austerity

    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. Public Sector Compensation in Times of Austerity offers an evidence-based contribution to new thinking about human capital, government’s most valuable asset

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  • 6-December-2012

    English

    Promoting Growth in All Regions

    Is growth possible in all OECD regions? Evidence suggests that it is. This report argues that helping underdeveloped regions to catch up with more developed ones will have a positive impact on a country’s national growth overall, and that such growth helps to build a fairer society, in which no region’s citizens are left behind.

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