A special MENA session on regional learning experiences was held in Paris, 5 May 2009, to discuss the Joint Learning Studies with Morocco, Yemen and Jordan.
Recent reforms have improved Mexico’s overall budget framework, helping it to withstand the current global crisis, but further reforms are needed to ensure long-term fiscal sustainability, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
This review discusses the recent reforms in Mexico and the current systems for budget formulation, the role of Congress, budget execution and financial management, and accountability for results (performance budgeting), and makes recommendations for further action.
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This presentation was made by Elizabeth Montoya, Chief of staff/Director of external affairs, Office of Personnel Management, United States, at the Experts meeting on Building a stronger and a fairer public service by fostering diversity, held at the OECD Conference centre on 1st October 2009.
This Working Paper provides a comparative perspective on the application of quality regulation principles to financial sector regulators, in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and France.
Information Society (IS) strategies are regarded today by policy-makers and stakeholders as powerful instruments for societal change, and for the building of competitive, equitable and sustainable knowledge economies.
Plan Avanza is an initiative of the Spanish Government to place Spain in a leading position within the Information and Knowledge Society. As part of its review, the OECD and the Government of Spain hosted an international workshop with policy experts to discuss the preliminary finding
The 6th annual meeting of the OECD network on performance and results took place on 1-2 December 2009 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The meeting was chaired by Dr Gerhard Steger, Director General of the Budget Directorate, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria.
A joint OECD-India seminar on good e-government practices took place in New Delhi. The seminar exchanged experiences focusing on three areas: the impact of the financial and economic crisis on e-government, strengthening leadership and organisation for successful e-government
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 provide “guns for hire” worldwide. In 2008, there were over 5 000 registered lobbyists in Canada at the national level, while the European Commission in Brussels had over 2 000 registered as of August 2009.
This report reviews the experiences of Australia, Canada, Hungary, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States with government regulations designed to increase scrutiny for lobbying and lobbyists. Current approaches, models, trends and state-of-the-art solutions are examined to support a deeper understanding of the potential and limitations of existing norms. The report also presents building blocks for developing a framework for lobbying that meets public expectations for transparency, accountability and integrity