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Despite improved fundamentals, Mexico is hit hard by the financial crisis, being exposed to several simultaneous external shocks. A welcome, but weak, stimulus was passed for 2009, and policy will likely need to be supportive also in 2010.
Despite progress over the past two decades Mexico’s health and education indicators remain well below the average of the OECD and some of its Latin American emerging market peers.
Fiscal policy is highly dependent on volatile oil income. The balanced budget rule can create a bias for spending oil revenues as they are earned, especially as transfers to the stabilization funds are limited by caps at low levels. This can potentially lead to a pro-cyclical bias in fiscal policy. Revenues have also been lower than they could have, if gasoline prices had adjusted with international prices instead of a price smoothing
This report reviews how both national and state policies in Mexico can better support regional innovation systems and includes profiles of 15 states. It reviews how both national and state policies in Mexico can better support regional innovation systems and includes profiles of 15 states.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Yucatán, Mexico, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness and governance of the Yucatán state.
Governments which are successful at reforming empower their people to make the most of globalisation, creating a favourable environment for education, for business, for innovation and for sustainable development, according to Mr. Gurría.
The "OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Mexico" argues that although home to a large population that is highly dispersed and largely living in poverty, the countryside's vast human resources and the natural, cultural and physical assets could contribute to national development.
This report offers strategic guidance for policy makers and government officials responsible for commissioning and using evaluations of public engagement. It provides an indication of the key issues for consideration and offers concrete examples drawn from current practice in 8 OECD countries.
Its e-government strategy has helped Mexico position itself among the top performers of onlines services. This report analyses and assesses remaining challenges and provides a set of proposals for action to deal with the most actual and pressing questions of e-government.
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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.