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  • 24-January-2014


    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


    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


    Take the Government at a Glance Quiz

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

  • 10-January-2014


    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


    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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  • 3-January-2014


    Blog: Transparency and governance in the land sector - Two sides of the same coin?

    This blog, written by ODI's Anna Locke, discusses land governance and transparency definitions, initiatives and key lessons. The post is part of Wikiprogress' spotlight on governance.

  • 20-December-2013


    Blog: Trust in Government - Causes, consequences and solutions

    This blog post on trust in governments is a compilation of presentations given at the OECD Workshop entitled "Joint Learning for an OECD Trust Strategy", held on 14 October 2013.

  • 17-December-2013


    The Use of Social Media in Risk and Crisis Communication

    This report highlights the changing landscape of risk and crisis communications and in particular how social media can be a beneficial tool, but also create challenges for crisis managers.

  • 11-December-2013


    3rd OECD High Level Risk Forum

    The OECD High Level Risk Forum (HLRF) brings together policy makers from government, practitioners from the private sector and civil society, and experts from think tanks and academia to identify and share good practices with the aim to deepen understanding of how to govern and manage complex national risks.

  • 9-December-2013


    Integrity and the crisis: How to earn back the trust of young people?

    How can we earn back the trust of young people? Improving openness, transparency, accountability, and access to information is essential. On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day and Transparency International’s 20th Anniversary, the OECD and Transparency International are inviting young people for a discussion about how to push the integrity agenda forward together.

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