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Hungary has faced a considerable challenge to regain credibility following persistent and high fiscal deficits. Efforts during recent years have produced substantial results. These and other points are discussed in this working paper.
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The most important strategic tasks of Hungarian economic policy are to complete the process of European integration, to build up the appropriate institutional and social capacities and to harmonise real and nominal convergence. This article discusses a theoretical framework for modernisation and how it could be adapted to the Hungarian public sector. Several action scenarios are discussed, but any reforms should aim to rethink the
The fiscal deficit has been gradually brought down even in the midst of a deep recession, pro-cyclical fiscal tightening continued. Fiscal sustainability is aimed to be restored by the recent reforms.
This working paper looks at the challenges facing Hungary's counties and municipalities in modernising local infrastructures as well as dealing with cutbacks to administrative overheads and tough decisions in public services.
This working paper looks at how to shift the policy focus towards reconciling work and family life. Reasons for under-provision in childcare by local governments are discussed and recommendations for further central-government intervention to improve supply are made.
This working paper describes the structure of the health care system in Hungary, highlights outstanding weaknesses and considers ways to make financing more stable and sustainable.
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Can the national administration ensure that social and economic regulations are based on core principles of good regulation? Regulatory reform requires clear policies and the administrative machinery to carry them out, backed by concrete politica...
This working paper analyses the Hungarian public expenditure system and develops policy-oriented recommendations for its improvement.
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This working paper examines within an international context, the healthcare system in Hungary.