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  • 17-March-2014

    English

    Water Governance in the Netherlands - Fit for the Future?

    This report assesses the extent to which Dutch water governance is fit for future challenges and sketches an agenda for the reform of water policies in the Netherlands. It builds on a one-year policy dialogue with over 100 Dutch stakeholders, supported by robust analytical work and drawing on international best practice.

  • 17-March-2014

    English

    Dutch water governance faces challenges from demographics and climate

    The Netherlands is a global pioneer in water management with a long history of containing flood risks and reclaiming land from the sea. Yet it will need to adapt its water governance policies to meet the looming challenges of shifting demographics, regional development and climate change, according to an OECD report.

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  • 13-February-2014

    English

    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 16-January-2014

    English

    Take the Government at a Glance Quiz

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

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  • 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, referring to a total of more than 60 instances, the majority of which concern regulatory policy.

  • 3-January-2014

    English

    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.

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  • 20-December-2013

    English

    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.

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  • 17-December-2013

    English

    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.

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