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Ministers responsible for regional, urban and territorial development from around the world will gather in Marseille, France on 5-6 December 2013 to share good practices and future opportunities in three areas: effective public investment strategies, inclusive growth in cities and regions, and new frameworks for fitting policies to places.
"Better Cities for Better Lives: Bridging National and Local Policies to Deliver Growth and Well-being". The Fifth OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers, will take place on 4-5 December 2013. The event will focus on how national governments and cities can better work together to foster growth and well-being.
Democracy depends on trust, but many citizens have lost faith in their government’s ability to design and implement fair and effective policies.
The global economic crisis has undermined trust in government. Today only four out of ten citizens in OECD countries say they have confidence in their national authorities. Not surprisingly, trust declined in the countries hit hardest by the crisis, such as Ireland, Greece, Slovenia and Portugal.
This Forum took stock of the key challenges and trends in regulating money in politics; identify emerging risks and opportunities; shape a common understanding of the policy options ahead and trade-offs in enhancing fairness, integrity and transparency in decision making including in the realm of political finance; and mobilise partners to work together and promote synergies in the future agenda.
Government at a Glance 2013 provides readers with a dashboard of key indicators assembled with the goal of contributing to the analysis and international comparison of public sector performance.
9th annual meeting of the OECD Senior Budget Officials network on Performance and Results
Berlin, 7-8 November 2013
How to ensure Transparency, Efficiency and Value for Money
Chairman: Christian Kastrop, Director, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany.
Government at a Glance provides policy makers with crucial support as they work to restore public confidence and trust in their institutions with limited means at hand. It provides a wealth of data for countries to benchmark their governments’ performance and measure their progress over time with a view to strengthening and enhancing their policy making.
Being effective in government depends on navigating a complex multi-layered edifice, with different hierarchies, committees, and reporting structures within departments and ministries, and between national and local authorities. Explaining exactly how intergovernmental relations work is particularly problematic where taxation and public spending is concerned.
The global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments, according to a new OECD report.