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Ireland's economic success story is one that many OECD countries would like to emulate. Of the many factors linked to this success, the public sector’s role is key. This report analyses what the sector has accomplished so far, how it can keep renewing itself, and how it can perpetuate its success.
A first rural policy review was conducted for Finland in 1995, and this edition offers a unique look at how Finnish rural policy has evolved since the initial recommendations made in 1995.
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Rules are essential for economic growth, social welfare and environmental protection. But rules can also be costly in both economic and social terms. Governments may for example want to ensure public money is well-spent by allocating rent allowances only to those in need – but what if the system for determining eligibility is costlier than offering the allowance to everyone, or has the perverse effect of reducing the supply of
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Tight budgets and demanding citizens put governments under increasing pressure to show that they are providing good value for money. Providing information about public sector performance can satisfy the public’s need to know, and could also be a useful tool for governments to evaluate their performance.Performance information is not a new concept, but the governments of OECD countries have taken a closer look at integrating it into
This seminar was the second held in the framework of the OECD Regulatory Reform Review in China and took place in Beijing on 28 March, 2008.
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Istanbul, the demographic and economic heart of Turkey, has gone through enormous changes over the past century. This mega-city of about 15 million inhabitants has seen its population increased more than tenfold since 1950. It has benefitted from a favourable national economic environment, triggered by a broad and continuous reform process, strengthening its position on the international marketplace. Over time, Istanbul has
This is the Japanese version of Regulatory Reform in Russia and covers the overall economic context, the government’s capacity to manage regulatory reform, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. It also examines the electricity and railroad sectors.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Istanbul, Turkey, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness and governance of the Istanbul metropolitan area.
Is the Nordic welfare model economically sustainable? Can urban policy align with regional policy to exploit regional growth engines? The Territorial Review of Norway explores these questions.
A two-day symposium on "Public-Private Partnerships: Affordability, Value for Money, and the PPP Process" was held on 21-22 February 2008 in Zürich, Switzerland. The meeting was hosted by the Institute for Public Management of the Zürich University of Applied Sciences.