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  • 6-March-2013

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    Public Procurement

    Integrity in public procurement is essential in maintaining citizens’ trust in government. Governments are recognising the potential of procurement to improve public sector performance through savings and economies of scale.

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  • 8-February-2013

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    OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Wallonia, Belgium 2012

    This publication looks at regional innovation in Wallonia, Belgium, by examining the political context, governance issues and the role of innovation in the economy, along with regional innovation strategies to promote growth.

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  • 5-February-2013

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    Brazil's Supreme Audit Institution - The Audit of the Consolidated Year-end Government Report

    Supreme audit institutions have a distinct role in supporting the development of a more strategic and forward looking state. This report assesses the role of Brazil's SAI – the Federal Court of Accounts (Tribunal de Contas da União or TCU) – in enhancing accountability and informing decision making within the federal government. The review focuses specifically on the audit of the Consolidated Year end Government Report (Prestação de Contas da Presidenta de República or PCPR). Although the TCU is a well respected independent government institution and completes the audit of the PCPR in line with constitutional provisions and international best practice,  several challenges remain. Deepening TCU understanding of challenges and barriers affecting the use of its audit – especially by the legislature – is critical for enhancing accountability and informing decision making.  Moreover, framing clearly and concisely the main findings will make the TCU work audit more accessible and elevate the imperative for action. Creating a more explicit and co-ordinated TCU communication strategy will also improve the value and benefit of the audit findings.
  • 31-January-2013

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    Budget transparency

    Budget transparency is defined as the full disclosure of all relevant fiscal information in a timely and systematic manner. The principle of budget transparency — including the clarity, comprehensiveness, reliability, timeliness and accessibility of public reporting on public finances — is now widely accepted around the world.

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  • 8-January-2013

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    Mexico must improve water governance, financing and regulation, says OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría

    Mexico’s river basins are under severe water stress. The quality of rivers, lakes and aquifers is declining and floods, droughts, and hurricanes are more frequent. These are some of the alerts signaled in OECD’s Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico.

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  • 8-January-2013

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    Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico

    The report provides evidence-based assessment and policy recommendations in support of Mexico’s water reform. It analyses implementation bottlenecks and identifies good practices in four key areas considered as essential drivers for change in the water sector of Mexico: multi-level and river basin governance; economic efficiency and financial sustainability; and regulatory functions for water supply and sanitation.

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  • 5-December-2012

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    Brazil: Enhancing audit reporting is key to the integrity of government accounts

    Brazil’s supreme audit institution – the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) – has began a process to reform its audit of the Accounts of the President of the Republic to enhance transparency and accountability of federal budget execution.

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  • 22-November-2012

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    Urgent action needed on jobs and governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

    In response to increasing pressure to deliver on growth, jobs and better governance, policy makers from MENA and OECD reiterated their support for measures to strengthen the business climate and governance in the region.

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  • 22-November-2012

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    Human Resources Management: Country Profiles

    These country notes profile public sector human resource practices and policies, covering issues including legal frameworks; age and gender composition of workers; public sector restructuring; management practices; industrial relations and reforms.

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  • 21-November-2012

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    Water in Latin America and the Caribbean: better governance can improve access

    In Latin American and Caribbean countries the population is growing faster than the world average, intensifying land use and increasing urbanisation. The region is also prone to the negative impact of climate change and natural disasters, putting further pressure on natural resources.

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