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SIGMA works with countries to help them strengthen their public governance systems and public administration capacities. SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) is a joint initiative of the European Union and the OECD.
Lessons learnt from implementing the OECD Recommendation on Lobbying.
This report highlights the past successes of Dutch water management, examines potential weaknesses for the future and suggests ways to put the system on a more sustainable footing.
This report assesses the extent to which Dutch water governance is fit for future challenges and sketches an agenda for the reform of water policies in the Netherlands. It builds on a one-year policy dialogue with over 100 Dutch stakeholders, supported by robust analytical work and drawing on international best practice.
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Glossary of terms for the 2012 OECD Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey 2012
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The final version of the Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey conducted in 2012.
A significant share of health care spending is done through procurement. Improved procurement strategies and processes provide the opportunity for better health services at lower cost.
In 2002, OECD countries adopted the Recommendation on the Environmental Performance of Public Procurement which advocates setting green targets in procurement and adopting measures to make sure that the targets are met. OECD countries increasingly include environmental objectives in procurement strategies.
Reliable, efficient and affordable energy provision is crucial for national economies and has an enormous impact on the lives of citizens. Even though the production of energy from renewable sources is growing rapidly, fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal remain the main sources of energy worldwide.