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.
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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Principios para el compromiso internacional en Estados frágiles y en situaciones de fragilidad
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.
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.
Red tape is burdensome to companies, inhibits entrepreneurship, and reduces competitiveness.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Madrid, Spain, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness governance of the Madrid metropolitan area.
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.
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.
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.