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Rural regions in OECD countries are important economically and demographically. Increasing globalisation, improved communications and reduced transportation costs are drivers of economic change in rural areas. However, promoting rural development poses numerous policy and governance challenges.
OECD work on regional development covers a number of inter-related fields: regional competitiveness, multi-level governance, urban and metropolitan policy and rural development.
Recent work is focusing on the contractual approach of multi-level governance, the design of grants transferred from central to sub national levels of government and the variety of agreements between municipalities.
OECD work on regional competitiveness addresses both the measurement of regional performance through regional statistics and indicators using the OECD Regional Database and policies to address key factors that can improve the competitiveness of regions.
6th meeting of the SBO Network on Financial Management.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB, formerly the Public Sector Committee, PSC) focusses on the accounting and financial reporting needs of national, regional and local governments.
This review presents an overall picture, set within a macroeconomic context, of regulatory achievements and challenges in Switzerland, including regulatory quality, competition policy, and market openness.
This OECD Review of Regulatory Reform of Switzerland presents an overall picture, set within a macro-economic context, of regulatory achievements and challenges including regulatory quality, competition policy, and market openness.
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This report analyses the institutional set-up and use of policy instruments in Switzerland. It also includes policy recommendations developed by the OECD. The Reform Programme aims at assisting governments in improving regulatory quality.
The OECD network of Senior Budget Officials from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European Countries (CESEE SBO) was established in 2004 in The Hague. Its second meeting took place 16-17 February 2006 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.