Publications & Documents


  • 21-December-2009

    English

    Tools for Regulatory Quality and Financial Sector Regulation: A Cross-country Perspective

    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.

  • 16-December-2009

    English

    Good Governance in Information Society Strategies

    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.

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  • 10-December-2009

    English

    Plan Avanza: Information Society Strategy for Spain

    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

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  • 7-December-2009

    English

    6th annual meeting of the OECD Senior Budget Officials network on performance and results (2009)

    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.

  • 7-December-2009

    English

    Regions Matter: Economic Recovery, Innovation and Sustainable Growth

    Recently, OECD countries have promoted a new approach to regional policy. This report reviews the main dimensions of this policy shift, drawing on recent work by OECD including analysis of regional data, policy reviews and case studies.

  • 4-December-2009

    English

    Opening a dialogue with India: A joint OECD-India seminar

    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

  • 1-December-2009

    English

    Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 1 - Increasing Transparency through Legislation

    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

  • 24-November-2009

    English, PDF, 535kb

    Government at a Glance 2009: Country note for Poland

    This country note, based on the new biennial publication Government at a glance, provides indicators describing key elements underlying government structure and performance of Poland, from the perspective of revenues, expenditures and employment.

  • 11-November-2009

    Chinese

  • 10-November-2009

    English

    Second meeting of OECD-MENA Senior Budget Officials network (4-5 November 2009)

    Under the work programme with Middle East and North African countries (MENA), the second meeting of the OECD-MENA Senior Budget Officials network was held in Doha, Qatar, 4-5 November 2009, hosted by the Qatari authorities.

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