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Since the early 1990s, when France's general government deficit reached a disturbing 6% of GDP, the country's public finances have progressed substantially, even though significantly further improvement is required. This paper examines the tools available to policy makers to meet this challenge.
Key indicators show Germany belonging to the countries in the OECD with strong innovation activity even though some weakening in Germany’s position relative to other OECD countries has occurred recently, as discussed in this working paper.
This page presents work on regulatory and ex post evaluation of regulatory tools and institutions.
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This paper gives a brief overview of reforms of the senior civil service across 12 OECD member countries. The point of departure is the distinction between the two types of civil service systems: career-based and position-based.
The Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO) undertakes comparative analysis to assess specific aspects of the budget process across member countries in order to identify best practices for resource allocation and management.
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This book (Supplement 1 of Volume 2 of the OECD Journal on Budgeting) provides a comparative look at financial management systems from a family of systems point of view.
Is fiscal consolidation ambitious enough? How can public sector reform make fiscal policy more effective? Does the tax system need further reform? Can the efficiency of health and long-term care spending be raised? Should pension reform continue?
This review presents an overall picture, set within a macroeconomic context, of regulatory achievements and challenges in Germany, including regulatory quality, competition policy, and market openness.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter V. Narrowing the large current account deficit would require major changes to exchange rates, to fiscal policy or to the competitiveness of US exports - all of which would impose costs on the US and its on trading partners.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter VI. A look at how stock market movements have affected government revenues in selected countries.