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The Netherlands is a global pioneer in water management with a long history of containing flood risks and reclaiming land from the sea. Yet it will need to adapt its water governance policies to meet the looming challenges of shifting demographics, regional development and climate change, according to an OECD report.
This report provides comparative knowledge, both policy and data, through thematic chapters and country-specific policy and statistical profiles. The report highlights key tourism policy developments, focuses on issues that rank high on the policy agenda in the field of tourism and provides a broad overview and interpretation of tourism trends in the OECD area and beyond. The 2014 edition focuses on tourism and growth, and covers
Reliable, efficient and affordable energy provision is crucial for national economies and has an enormous impact on the lives of citizens. Even though the production of energy from renewable sources is growing rapidly, fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal remain the main sources of energy worldwide.
A significant share of health care spending is done through procurement. Improved procurement strategies and processes provide the opportunity for better health services at lower cost.
The Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement provide governments with guidance in order to achieve value for money, increase transparency and prevent corruption in public procurement.
In 2002, OECD countries adopted the Recommendation on the Environmental Performance of Public Procurement which advocates setting green targets in procurement and adopting measures to make sure that the targets are met. OECD countries increasingly include environmental objectives in procurement strategies.
The Principles will help independent parliamentary budget offices and fiscal councils by providing guidance on Independent Fiscal Institution design. They outline good practice and lessons learned.
The Public Governance Committee (PGC) helps countries strengthen their capacity to govern by improving policy-making systems and the performance of public institutions.
A major flooding of the Seine River similar to the flood disaster of 1910 could affect up to 5 million residents in the greater Paris area and cause up to 30 billion euros worth of damage, according to a new OECD report.
Trust in government is declining in many OECD countries. The financial crisis has strained the relationship between government and citizens, which in turn has reduced the ability of governments to act. Restoring trust in the ability of government to regulate markets, manage public finances and deliver services is necessary for a return to sustainable and inclusive growth.