SIGMA is a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union, principally financed by the EU. SIGMA provides assistance to EU candidates and potential candidates and European Neighbourhood Policy beneficiaries (ENP) in their efforts to reform their public administration.
This list provides links to the Internet sites of finance ministries (or equivalent) in OECD member countries and in the observer countries to the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials.
This review is the first to analyse e-government at the country level using a revised framework designed to capture the new challenges faced by countries today. It highlights the richness of initiatives and actions taken by Denmark in relation to a number of areas.
The 2010 annual meeting of the Public Employment and Management Working Party (PEMWP) built on the discussions and the communiqué of the OECD Public Governance Committee at Ministerial level that took place in Venice on 15 November 2010.
The OECD will carry out a three-year project to promote business integrity in the Middle East and North Africa.
As the hubs of economic activity, cities drive the vast majority of the world’s energy use and are major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Because they are home to major infrastructure and highly concentrated populations, cities are also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, warmer temperatures and fiercer storms. At the same time, better urban planning and policies can reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and improve the resilience of urban infrastructure to climate change, thus shaping future trends.
This book shows how city and metropolitan regional governments working in tandem with national governments can change the way we think about responding to climate change. The chapters analyse: trends in urbanisation, economic growth, energy use and climate change; the economic benefits of climate action; the role of urban policies in reducing energy demand, improving resilience to climate change and complementing global climate policies; frameworks for multilevel governance of climate change including engagement with relevant stakeholders; and the contribution of cities to “green growth”, including the “greening” of fiscal policies, innovation and jobs. The book also explores policy tools and best practices from both OECD and some non-member countries.
Cities and Climate Change reveals the importance of addressing climate change across all levels of government. Local involvement through “climate-conscious” urban planning and management can help achieve national climate goals and minimise tradeoffs between environmental and economic priorities at local levels. The book will be relevant to policy makers, researchers, and others with an interest in learning more about urbanisation and climate change policy.
In his remarks to "Making Reform Happen", Angel Gurría said that "well-designed and well-implemented reforms yield a triple dividend. They lift output and employment; they strengthen public budgets and they rebalance global demand."
Data are available from 1980 and provide comparable information on marketable and non-marketable central government debt instruments in all OECD member countries. They are expressed either in million of US dollars or as a percentage of GDP. The coverage of the data is limited to central government debt issuance and excludes therefore state and local government debt and social security funds. Source: Central Goverment Debt Database
Denmark is at the forefront of efforts made by countries around the world to provide and use online services and to boost a more efficient and effective public sector.
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An important criterion for the success of regulatory reform is whether regulatory systems accomplish their policy objectives. Despite a massive increase in regulation and government-imposed formalities in most countries since the 1970s, results have too often been disappointing.