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This paper gives a brief overview of reforms of the senior civil service across 12 OECD member countries. The point of departure is the distinction between the two types of civil service systems: career-based and position-based.
The Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO) undertakes comparative analysis to assess specific aspects of the budget process across member countries in order to identify best practices for resource allocation and management.
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This review presents an overall picture, set within a macroeconomic context, of regulatory achievements and challenges in Germany, including regulatory quality, competition policy, and market openness.
Taking into account the country's unique geographic location at the heart of new Europe, this review analyses the growth factors and obstacles to territorial development in the Czech Republic and the promising signs of development of major urban centres and medium sized towns.
The RIA Inventaory compares key elements of RIA systems in OECD countries such as type of analysis, scope of coverage, public disclosure, quality control, cost-benefit analysis, social discount rate, risk assessment, effects on competition and market openness, and ex-post monitoring.
The first meeting of the SBO Network on Performance and Results was held 1-2 April 2004.
After the severe financial crisis of 1997-98, South Korea underwent numerous changes to address its structural weaknesses and widening disparities between regions and promote regional innovation. This review discusses South Korea's rapid recovery and its future territorial development.
9-10 February 2004. 4th meeting of the SBO Network on Financial Management.
Organising the 2004 Olympics has proved to be a unique opportunity for Athens and the region of Attica. This review assesses their opportunities for further development but also the complex inter-related problems they face, and provides recommendations for the post-Olympic