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The review of budgeting in Portugal was carried out at the request of the Portuguese authories and concentrates on the national government only. A shorter version of this material was published in the OECD Journal on Budgeting, Volume 2008/3.
Lobbying is the worldwide practice of influencing decision making process by special interests. Lobbying provides decision makers with valuable data and insight for more informed decisions and also enables stakeholders’ voices to be heard.
The commercialisation of the public sector and its close ties with private and non-profit sectors is fraught with new forms of conflict between individual interests of public officials and their public duties.
Integrity is a corner stone of good governance. It enhances the quality of policy decisions and helps to maintain trust in government.
This new book takes stock of the main changes in the management of public services across OECD countries. It summarises the findings of the OECD Public Employment and Management working party over the past fifteen years.
This workshop took place 4 December 2008. Its aim was to present international experience with regulatory impact assessment and provide the Russian audience with an introduction to comparative RIA methodologies.
This meeting relates to the topic of risk and regulatory policy and was held at the OECD 1 December 2008.
The first meeting of the OECD-MENA Senior Budget Officials network was held in Cairo, Egypt, 24-25 November 2008. The meeting was chaired by Mr Hany Dimian, Deputy Minister of Finance, Egypt, and co-chaired by Mr Daniel Bergvall, Ministry of Finance, Sweden.
This report shows that the development and provision of the next generation of user-focused services will require the maximisation of synergies between the federal, regional and community governments and local authorities in Belgium.
This report explores the various challenges and opportunities for Polish regional development policy, and provides recommendations to best design and implement the policy mix, looking in particular at governance challenges.