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Rural areas in the Netherlands are characterised by their proximity to cities. This is not surprising considering that the Netherlands is the most urbanised country in the OECD, having the second highest population density in the OECD.
With Finland’s traditional Nordic model, a rapidly ageing society, the global economic crisis and growing societal disillusionment the public administration has to be strategically agile in order to maintain fiscal sustainability and to respond to a complex and rapidly changing environment.
The Checklist draws upon policies and practices that have proved effective for enhancing integrity in the entire procurement cycle.
Ireland's economic success story is one that many OECD countries would like to emulate. Of the many factors linked to this success, the public sector’s role is key. This report analyses what the sector has accomplished so far, how it can keep renewing itself, and how it can perpetuate its success.
A first rural policy review was conducted for Finland in 1995, and this edition offers a unique look at how Finnish rural policy has evolved since the initial recommendations made in 1995.
English, Excel, 249kb
Better regulation is necessary for economic recovery to manage risks and to cut unnecessary red tape. This policy brief presents how a good system of regulatory management systematically helps to identify the best choice of policy options.
English, Excel, 233kb
Rules are essential for economic growth, social welfare and environmental protection, but rules can also be costly in both economic and social terms...
This seminar was the second held in the framework of the OECD Regulatory Reform Review in China and took place in Beijing on 28 March, 2008.
This is the Japanese version of Regulatory Reform in Russia and covers the overall economic context, the government’s capacity to manage regulatory reform, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. It also examines the electricity and railroad sectors.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Istanbul, Turkey, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness and governance of the Istanbul metropolitan area.