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  • 27-February-2014

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    Procurement - Healthcare

    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.

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  • 27-February-2014

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    Procurement - Principles

    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.

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  • 27-February-2014

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    Procurement - Green 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.

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  • 13-February-2014

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    Recommendation on Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions

    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.

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  • 28-January-2014

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    Public Governance News

    The Public Governance Committee (PGC) helps countries strengthen their capacity to govern by improving policy-making systems and the performance of public institutions.

  • 24-January-2014

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    French capital should prepare now for risk of a costly Seine flood

    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.

  • 17-January-2014

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    Trust in Government

    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.

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  • 16-January-2014

    English

    Take the Government at a Glance Quiz

    Taking a ruler to our rulers: Government at a Glance Quiz

  • 10-January-2014

    English

    Regulatory Policy and Behavioural Economics

    Over the past five years, behavioural economics has been rapidly propelled from the margins of economic analysis towards the policy mainstream. In this context, this study offers an international review of the initial applications of behavioural economics to policy, with a particular focus on regulatory policy. It describes the extent to which behavioural findings have begun to influence public policy in a number of OECD countries,

  • 9-January-2014

    English

    Behavioural economics

    Understanding how people behave can help governments and regulators design and deliver policies which enable citizens to make better decisions and actions for themselves.

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