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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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Better regulation is necessary for economic recovery to manage risks and to cut unnecessary red tape. This policy brief presents how a good system of regulatory management systematically helps to identify the best choice of policy options.
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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...
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.
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.
This paper presents the new methodology for gathering comparable data on public employment and the resulting data. A further comparison is made between employment data in government and the costs of production of services of the public domain.