The state of public finances has worsened considerably in many OECD countries. This report provides an overview of fiscal consolidation strategies (either reducing expenditures or raising taxes) to put public finances on a sustainable path.
This review addresses the needs of national and regional governments for greater clarity on how to strengthen the innovation capacity of regions to boost national performance. It is part of wider OECD work on regional development and supports the OECD Innovation Strategy.
The 3rd annual meeting of the OECD network of parliamentary budget officials (PBO) was held in Stockholm, 28-29 April 2011. The meeting was chaired by Anna Kinberg Batra, MP, Chair of the Finance Committee of the Swedish Parliament.
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This is a summary of rural development goals.
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Urban development addresses current issues such as global warming, poverty and exclusion and encourages the benefits of agglomeration by providing collective public goods.
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Regional policy requires multi-level governance mechanisms within a coherent, forward looking, cross-sectoral,andflexible framework.
This report presents an overview of country initiatives concerning efficient, effective public services and open and innovative government. It focuses on four core issues: delivery of public services in times of fiscal consolidation; a more effective and performance-oriented public service; promotion of open and transparent government; and strategies for implementation of a reform agenda. These issues were discussed at the OECD Public Governance Ministerial Meeting held in Venice, Italy, in November 2010, hosted by the Italian Ministry for Public Administration and Innovation.
The 4th annual OECD meeting on public-private partnerships (PPPs) was held on 24-25 March 2011 in Paris.
The NORA region is a transnational area comprising the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and coastal Norway. This review recommends strengthening co-operation across the region to improve accessibility, diversify the economic base, and ensure sustainable development of fisheries.
Public administration has entered a new age. From "less" government in the 1980s to "New Public Management" in the 1990s and early 21st century, reforms are now focusing on the quality of services for citizens and businesses and on the efficiency of administration.