Past consolidation has allowed the automatic stabilisers operate fully during the crisis. Further fiscal easing in late 2008 and early 2009 contributed to a markedly widening fiscal deficit in 2010.
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The OECD Review of Better Regulation in Germany is one of a series of country reports launched by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission.
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On 28 April, at the 2010 Annual Congress of German Administration, Rolf Alter, Director of the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, spoke about regulatory governance in Germany, effective regulatory policy and its impact.
Dedicated public-private partnership (PPP) units are set up with full or partial aid of the government to ensure that the skills needed to handle third-party provision of goods and services are made available and clustered together. This book provides an overview of dedicated PPP units
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The essential actors in co-ordinating fiscal discipline in Germany are the Federation and the 16 Länder. This article presents an overview of the legal basis of the budgetary process and how it is designed with respect to Federation-Länder relations. Developments since 1945 are also described, including the budget reform of 1969, German adherence to the European Economic and Monetary Union, and the work of the Federalism Commission
The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.
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.
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.
"OECD Territorial Reviews: Germany" discusses the challenges and opportunities of German rural areas. It will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, NGOs and others active in rural development.
Prüfbericht zur Politik für ländliche Räume: in Deutschland ist die Politik zur Entwicklung der ländlichen Räume noch immer stark auf den Agrarsektor konzentriert. In anderen Bereichen, die einen bedeutenden Beitrag zu Wachstum und Beschäftigung leisten könnten, werden dagegen die Entwicklungschancen noch nicht ausreichend genutzt.