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  • 28-May-2015

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    Improving water safety and global prosperity: Preparedness, participation and return

    In January of this year I visited the Mexican state of Tabasco– a state crossed by rivers and facing the Gulf of Mexico. The state’s population has doubled over the past 30 years and its economy relies heavily on oil and natural gas resources. It has its challenges as well: unemployment, poverty and a lack of resources.

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  • 27-May-2015

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    Building on Basics

    This report aims to identify new developments in the administration of central government that lead to better value for money: better services at lower costs for the taxpayers.

  • 20-May-2015

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    Government at a Glance: How Hungary Compares

    Report comparing Hungary on key indicators of government activities with its neighbouring countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia) as well as the OECD average.

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  • 20-May-2015

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    Government at a Glance: How Hungary Compares

    Government at a Glance: How Hungary Compares presents recent comparable data on key indicators of government activities and performance in Hungary, compared with its neighbouring countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia) as well as the OECD average. The main goal of this publication is to identify progress and persisting challenges in public sector reform in Hungary and to highlight some areas where public sector efficiency might be further improved in future years. It provides indicators on a wide range of government activities, including public finance management, public employment and pay, administrative burden for businesses, and the delivery of services in two key areas (health care and education).

  • 8-May-2015

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    Baltimore: Smacked Down by the Invisible Hand - Insights Blog

    The recent riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddy Gray bring a tragic focus, once again, on inequality. Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore is a perfect laboratory to study it, thanks in part to the superb comparative statistics the city keeps. OECD Insights Blog.

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  • 5-May-2015

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    Senescence in the City - OECD Insights blog

    Blog: Anecdotal evidence suggests there are loads of grumpy old men and women around. A new, evidence-based report from the OECD offers some clues as to why this should be.

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  • 30-April-2015

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    Ageing in Cities: Cities need to plan ahead for an ageing population

    This report shows that cities in advanced economies are growing older more quickly than rural areas. In OECD cities, 14% of people were over 65 in 2011 up from 12% in 2001. The trend will put pressure on cities to rethink some infrastructure and plan for an ageing labour force, change in revenue lower tax revenues, rising demand for social housing and higher spending on health and social care.

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  • 28-April-2015

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    What we've learned–and have still to learn–from the financial crisis*

    Financial crises do more than impose huge costs: they have bigger and more insidious effects. We face big challenges in maintaining the supply of global public goods as the world integrates. But these challenges will not be managed successfully if we do not first overcome the legacy of the crisis.

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  • 24-April-2015

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    OECD Principles for Public Governance of Public-Private Partnerships

    The new OECD Recommendation responds to a need for guidance on how the public sector can ensure that it receives value for money from using Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

  • 22-April-2015

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    Inclusive Growth and Public Governance

    This webpage highlights the public governance challenges in designing, implementing and evaluating inclusive growth strategies. Use this page to discover the main issues and how a more inclusive policy making process can create the conditions for fairer societies and stronger, sustainable growth.

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