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  • 6-October-2014

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    Poorer regions struggling to catch up in advanced economies, says OECD

    Living standards continue to diverge within many economically advanced countries as poorer regions struggle to catch up with richer ones. Half of the 34 OECD countries have seen the income gap between their best-off and worst-off regions widen since the 2008 crisis, according to new OECD research.

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  • 6-October-2014

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    How's Life in Your Region? - Measuring Regional and Local Well-being for Policy Making

    How’s life? The answer can depend on the region in which you live. Many factors that influence people’s well-being are local issues, such as employment, access to health services, pollution and security. Policies that take into account regional differences beyond national averages can therefore have a greater impact on improving well-being for the country as a whole.

    This report presents the OECD analytical framework for measuring well-being at the regional level, as well as internationally comparable indicators on 9 well-being dimensions for 362 regions across 34 OECD countries. It also sets out guidance for all levels of government in using well-being measures to better target policies at the specific needs of different communities. Drawing on a variety of practical experiences from OECD regions and cities, the report discusses methodological and political solutions for selecting regional well-being outcome indicators, monitoring the progress of regional well-being performance over time, and implementing a process of multi-stakeholder engagement to promote social change.

  • 30-September-2014

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    International Forum on Open Government

    The International Forum on Open Government gathered open government leaders from around the world in order to debate the contribution of the principles of transparency, accountability and citizens’ participation to good governance and socio-economic development.

  • 30-September-2014

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    Open Government Reviews

    The OECD Open Government Reviews are a series of reports analysing open government policies and practices in countries. The reports examine institutional and legal frameworks for implementation against OECD instruments.

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  • 30-September-2014

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    OECD International Forum on Open Government - Remarks by Angel Gurría

    The OECD has been promoting public sector reforms inspired by the principles of open government for more than two decades. We believe in their capacity to improve good governance frameworks, to help government regain citizens’ trust and to create economic opportunities.

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  • 25-September-2014

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    Ministerial Plenary Session of the G7 Deauville Partnership meeting

    Strong, effective, inclusive, transparent and accountable institutions are the sine qua non for successful reform efforts. These will not only help win the trust of your citizens, but also to level the playing field for investors and entrepreneurs while supporting an environment that is conducive to a more balanced distribution of resources.

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  • 24-September-2014

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    Citizen Action, Responsive Government

    As the most advanced economies struggle to regain momentum after the global financial crisis, and as emerging and developing economies face new challenges in achieving convergence in living standards, our citizens’ expectations have never been higher.

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  • 22-September-2014

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    E-leaders meeting: Improving Governance for Better Digital Strategies

    On 22-23 September 2014, the Danish Government and the OECD will organise the next meeting of the OECD Network on E-Government (E-Leaders 2014) in Copenhagen, Denmark to discuss "Improving Governance for Better Digital Strategies".

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  • 15-September-2014

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    Accountability and Democratic Governance - Orientations and Principles for Development

    The ability of citizens to demand accountability and more open government is fundamental to good governance. There is growing recognition of the need for new approaches to the ways in which donors support accountability, but no broad agreement on what changed practice looks like. This publication aims to provide more clarity on the emerging practice. Based on four country studies Mali, Mozambique, Peru and Uganda, a survey of donor innovations and cutting-edge analysis in this field, and the findings of a series of special high-level international dialogues on how to best support accountability support to parliaments, political parties, elections and the media. The publication takes the view that a wholesale shift in behaviour is required by parts of the development assistance community - moving outside conventional comfort zones and changing reflexes towards new approaches to risk taking, analysis and programming around systems of accountability and ‘do no harm’ efforts in political engagement.

    This piece is aimed at a range of development practitioners, as well as a wider audience, including civil society actors and citizens around the world who interact with donors working on accountability support.

  • 8-September-2014

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    Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development (PD-NR)

    The Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development (PD-NR) is a multi-year inter-governmental process of knowledge sharing and peer-learning among oil, gas and mineral producing countries -OECD members and Partner countries alike- on how to best harness natural resources for structural transformation and more inclusive and broad-based development.

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