Publications & Documents


  • 23-October-2007

    English

    OECD - Stability Pact Initiatives on Regulatory Reform in South East Europe

    The Regulatory Governance Initiative (RGI) is part of the Investment Compact under the Stability Pact, which is a framework agreement on international co-operation among 40 countries, organisations and regional groupings to develop a shared strategy.

  • 22-October-2007

    English

    The Costs of Delaying Fiscal Consolidation: A Case Study for Greece

    Since 2004, the fiscal deficit has been brought down by over 5% of GDP to below the 3% limit in 2006. The government plans a more gradual reduction so that overall balance or surplus is reached no later than 2010. These and other points are discussed in this working paper.

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  • 9-October-2007

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    Principios para el compromiso internacional en Estados frágiles y en situaciones de fragilidad

    Principios para el compromiso internacional en Estados frágiles y en situaciones de fragilidad

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  • 1-October-2007

    English

    Globalisation and Regional Economies: Can OECD Regions Compete in Global Industries?

    Despite concern about the negative impacts of globalisation on the economies of OECD regions, "Globalisation and Regional Economies" presents evidence that region-specific advantages remain a significant source of productivity gain for firms.

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  • 25-September-2007

    English

    Cutting Red Tape: Administrative Simplification in the Netherlands

    Red tape is burdensome to companies, inhibits entrepreneurship, and reduces competitiveness. This study of the Netherlands is the first OECD review of a national programme for administrative simplification.

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  • 25-September-2007

    English

    Cutting red tape: Comparing administrative burdens across countries

    Red tape is burdensome to companies, inhibits entrepreneurship, and reduces competitiveness.

  • 10-September-2007

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Madrid, Spain

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Madrid, Spain, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness governance of the Madrid metropolitan area.

  • 13-August-2007

    English

    Ageing and the Public Service: Human Resource Challenges

    An ageing population creates immediate pressures for changes in both service delivery and in human resources management in government. This report reviews strategies to address these pressing issues and provides a snapshot of ageing policies and actions in nine OECD countries.

  • 10-August-2007

    English

    Meeting the Challenges of Decentralisation in France

    Despite France’s previously well deserved reputation as a highly centralised state, a significant number of responsibilities have been devolved to regional and local government over the past two decades. The process has not been easy, as is discussed in this working paper.

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  • 9-August-2007

    English

    Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in France (Economics Department Working Paper No. 569)

    Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.

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