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28-April-2008

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Economic Survey of France 2009: Coping with recession and preserving fiscal sustainability

The financial crisis did not spare the French economy, which is facing a deep recession in 2009, even if the situation is less severe than elsewhere. Once the recovery begins, a priority will be to phase out the general government budget deficit but, given the already very heavy burden of taxes and compulsory contributions, public finance consolidation will require strict control over expenditures.

1-October-2007

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Globalisation and Regional Economies: Can OECD Regions Compete in Global Industries?

Despite concern about the negative impacts of globalisation on the economies of OECD regions, "Globalisation and Regional Economies" presents evidence that region-specific advantages remain a significant source of productivity gain for firms.

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13-August-2007

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Ageing and the Public Service: Human Resource Challenges

An ageing population creates immediate pressures for changes in both service delivery and in human resources management in government. This report reviews strategies to address these pressing issues and provides a snapshot of ageing policies and actions in nine OECD countries.

10-August-2007

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Meeting the Challenges of Decentralisation in France

Despite France’s previously well deserved reputation as a highly centralised state, a significant number of responsibilities have been devolved to regional and local government over the past two decades. The process has not been easy, as is discussed in this working paper.

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9-August-2007

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Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in France (Economics Department Working Paper No. 569)

Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.

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7-December-2006

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Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches

"Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches" analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries.

29-July-2005

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The French Tax System: Main Characteristics, Recent Developments and Some Considerations for Reform (Economics Department Working Paper 439)

This working paper describes the main characteristics and the developments of the French tax system and examines some of its economic distortions and complexities.

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1-June-2005

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Reallocation: the role of budget institutions (OECD publication)

This report explores the ways in which several types of budget institutions facilitate reallocation. The report looks, among other things, at medium-term expenditure frameworks, rules of budgetary discipline, the role of the minister of finance, and programme review.

5-November-2004

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OECD Review of Regulatory Reform: France

This page provides access to the review of regulatory policy carried out in France in 2004 as well as to updates on regulatory policy and governance in France.

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