SIGMA works with countries to help them strengthen their public governance systems and public administration capacities. SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) is a joint initiative of the European Union and the OECD.
Lessons learnt from implementing the OECD Recommendation on Lobbying.
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Glossary of terms for the 2012 OECD Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey 2012
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The final version of the Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey conducted in 2012.
The Principles will help independent parliamentary budget offices and fiscal councils by providing guidance on Independent Fiscal Institution design. They outline good practice and lessons learned.
This page provides access databases and publications on measuring regulatory performance by theme.
Now more than ever, OECD countries are investing significant resources in regulatory policies and reforms. The OECD has developed a guide that helps officials use perception surveys to evaluate and communicate the results of reform processes.
Building, maintaining and validating trust is a permanent agenda for many countries which is addressed through implementing good regulatory practices.
Trust in government is declining in many OECD countries. The financial crisis has strained the relationship between government and citizens, which in turn has reduced the ability of governments to act. Restoring trust in the ability of government to regulate markets, manage public finances and deliver services is necessary for a return to sustainable and inclusive growth.