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Political involvement in administration is essential for the proper functioning of a democracy. Without this an incoming political administration would find itself unable to change policy direction.
How are performance-based arrangements at the individual level related to performance management arrangements at higher levels such as the agency or programme level?
The need for more differentiated pay setting in the public sector is probably the most important driver behind decentralisation. Public administrations need to develop pay-setting arrangements that are sufficiently flexible to enable an adaptation of pay systems and pay structures.
Prüfbericht zur Politik für ländliche Räume: in Deutschland ist die Politik zur Entwicklung der ländlichen Räume noch immer stark auf den Agrarsektor konzentriert. In anderen Bereichen, die einen bedeutenden Beitrag zu Wachstum und Beschäftigung leisten könnten, werden dagegen die Entwicklungschancen noch nicht ausreichend genutzt.
Selected studies on public governance policy prepared for use within the OECD. These papers address such issues as pensions, ageing, management, pay and decentralistion in the public sector.
The consequences of an ageing workforce are magnified in the public sector, which has an older demographic than the private sector. How can pension reform assist in attracting and retaining capacity within the public service as large numbers of public servants retire?
This paper summarises the approach of the OECD project 'Management in Government' which aims to provide governments with high quality comparative information on the public sector. It also compiles a set of recent comparable OECD data and proposes a way forward in data collection.
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Electricity reform figures prominently in Swiss proposals for promoting stronger economic growth, which has lagged other OECD countries over the last decade. It figures on the list of actions- drawn up both by the Swiss Federal authorities and the OECD in its recent economic surveys of Switzerland- to strengthen the Swiss internal market and improve competitiveness. A better performance of the sector can only be achieved by reform.
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This report analyses the governance and context of regulation in four sectors of the Swiss economy: air transport, rail transport, the postal sector, and the telecommunications sector.
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In recent years several trends have reinforced the link between domestic regulatory environment and international market openness. This report focusses on enhancing market openness through regulatory reform in Switzerland.