Public administration has entered a new age. From "less" government in the 1980s to "New Public Management" in the 1990s and early 21st century, reforms are now focusing on the quality of services for citizens and businesses and on the efficiency of administration.
The 11th annual OECD public sector accruals symposium was held on 3-4 March 2011 in Paris. A special topic this year was the IPSASB conceptual framework for general purpose financial reporting.
SIGMA is a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union, principally financed by the EU. SIGMA provides assistance to EU candidates and potential candidates and European Neighbourhood Policy beneficiaries (ENP) in their efforts to reform their public administration.
This list provides links to the Internet sites of finance ministries (or equivalent) in OECD member countries and in the observer countries to the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials.
Data are available from 1980 and provide comparable information on marketable and non-marketable central government debt instruments in all OECD member countries. They are expressed either in million of US dollars or as a percentage of GDP. The coverage of the data is limited to central government debt issuance and excludes therefore state and local government debt and social security funds. Source: Central Goverment Debt Database
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The OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO) studies ways to help countries modernise their budget processes. This note highlights key institutional elements of a reformed budget process that can help minimise the extent of any future fiscal crisis.
Under the work programme with Middle East and North African countries (MENA), the third meeting of the OECD-MENA Senior Budget Officials network was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 October-1 November 2010, hosted by the authorities of the United Arab Emirates
The 3rd annual OECD Symposium on Public-Private Partnerships was held on 12-13 April 2010 in Paris. The meeting discussed three main topics regarding PPPs.
On 10 March 2010, the OECD and the IPSASB (International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board) organised a joint one-day seminar on the long-term sustainability of public finances.
This book sheds light on the use of tax expenditures, mainly through a study of ten OECD countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. It highlights key trends and successful practices.