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  • 1-December-2009

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    Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 1 - Increasing Transparency through Legislation

    Lobbying can improve policy making by providing valuable insights and data, but it can also result in unfair advantages for vested interests if the process is opaque and standards are lax.‪‪ Lobbying is resource intensive. The financial services sector in the United States spent USD 3.4 billion lobbying the federal government between 1998 and 2008, principally promoting the deregulation of the financial sector. Legions of lobbyists

  • 24-November-2009

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    Government at a Glance 2009: Country note for Poland

    This country note, based on the new biennial publication Government at a glance, provides indicators describing key elements underlying government structure and performance of Poland, from the perspective of revenues, expenditures and employment.

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  • 11-November-2009

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  • 10-November-2009

    English

    Second meeting of OECD-MENA Senior Budget Officials network (4-5 November 2009)

    Under the work programme with Middle East and North African countries (MENA), the second meeting of the OECD-MENA Senior Budget Officials network was held in Doha, Qatar, 4-5 November 2009, hosted by the Qatari authorities.

  • 30-October-2009

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    Symposium of the Regulatory Policy Committee, 6 November 2009

    A symposium was held on 6 November 2009 to discuss strategic directions for the future of regulatory reform. Current and emerging regulatory policy challenges are truly global.

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  • 30-October-2009

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Toronto, Canada

    The review proposes a new sustainable competitiveness agenda to enhance productivity in Toronto. This agenda could focus on innovation, cultural diversity and infrastructure; and apply a green lens to policies.

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  • 22-October-2009

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    Government at a Glance: Country note for France

    This country note, based on the new biennial publication Government at a glance, provides indicators describing key elements underlying government structure and performance of France, from the perspective of revenues, expenditures and employment.

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  • 21-October-2009

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    Government at a Glance 2009 quiz

    Government at a Glance quiz 2009

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  • 12-October-2009

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    Rethinking e-Government Services: User-centred Approaches

    This report boradly describes the shift in governments' focus on e-government development – from a government-centric to a user-centric approach. It gives a comprehensive overview of challenges to user take-up of e-government services in OECD countries and ways of improving them.

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  • 12-October-2009

    English

    OECD member countries support the one-stop shop Tuempresa.gob.mx

    Mexico introduced the one-stop shop "tuempresa.gob.mx" to simplify administrative procedures to start-up a business in Mexico and to facilitate better interaction between individuals and the goverment.

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