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  • 8-March-2012

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    12th annual OECD public sector accruals symposium (8-9 March 2012)

    Special topics discussed at the 12th annual symposium on accruals include: accounting for social benefits; making financial statements more useful for end-users; and agency-level financial reporting.

  • 27-February-2012

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    4th annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions - Paris, 23-24 February 2012

    Topics discussed at the 4th annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions included the Draft Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions, and legislative institutions for ex post budget oversight.

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  • 27-February-2012

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    OECD Network of Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions (PBO)

    The OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO) has created a network of parliamentary budget officials (PBO).

  • 23-February-2012

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    Institutional and Financial Relations across Levels of Government

    As financial markets put more and more pressure on governments to reduce their deficits and debts, sub-central  levels of government are a key player in the implementation of national strategies. The room for manoeuvre to implement consolidations strategies coordinated across levels of government highly depends on the institutional structure of intergovernmental relations, and the effectiveness of their multi-level governance structure. This was already the case for recovery strategies, in the beginning of the crisis. This report provides an overview of the institutional and financial relations across levels of government  that enables policymakers evaluate their position and identify good practices for mobilizing sub-central governments for national growth, equity and stability objectives. This report is divided into two parts: the first part is analytical and the second part provides institutional and quantitative country information and comparisons.

  • 21-February-2012

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    Workshop on the Role of Impact Assessments in Policy Making, 2 November 2011

    How can impact assessments foster horizontal co-ordination within governments? What is the role of an “integrated” impact assessment? Delegates at this workshop discussed how to better institutionalise evidence-based decision-making processes in governments.

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  • 20-February-2012

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    Observatory of Public Sector Innovation: 1st meeting

    25 delegates from 16 countries, and a representative from the European Commission participated in the first meeting of the Observatory’s Task Force. The meeting provided a valuable opportunity to discuss the strategic directions and initial activities of the Observatory. At the end of the meeting, Task Force members supported the nomination of Canada and France as Co-chairs of the Task Force.

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  • 15-February-2012

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    Reforming Fiscal Federalism and Local Government - Beyond the Zero-Sum Game

    This book describes and examines reforms of fiscal federalism and local government in 10 OECD countries implemented over the past decade. The country chapters identify common patterns and factors that are conducive to reforms of the intergovernmental fiscal framework, using a common methodological approach. The summary chapter highlights the cross-cutting issues emerging from the country chapters and shows the key factors in the institutional, political, economic and fiscal areas that are supporting reform success. The report’s approach results in valuable insights for policy makers designing, adopting and implementing fiscal federalism and local government reforms.

  • 14-February-2012

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    Seminar on Administrative Simplification in MENA and OECD Countries, Budapest

    The objective of this seminar was to facilitate the implementation of administrative simplification strategies in MENA countries and to deepen the knowledge about the use of ICT-tools and consultation processes with stakeholders.

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  • 6-February-2012

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    8th OECD-Asian Senior Budget Officials meeting, 2-3 February 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

    The 8th annual OECD-Asian Senior Budget Officials meeting took place in Bangkok on 2-3 February 2012. The meeting opened with a keynote address by the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Thailand, His Excellency Mr. Kittiratt NA-RANONG.

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  • 1-February-2012

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    Public Governance Committee (PGC)

    The Public Governance Committee (PGC) helps countries strengthen their capacity to govern by improving policy-making systems and the performance of public institutions.

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