Publications & Documents


  • 15-October-2009

    English

    Iceland: Challenging Times for Monetary and Fiscal Policies (Economics Department Working Paper 726)

    This working paper discusses what policy makers should do in order to restore balance in the Icelandic economy and lay out the foundations for a sustainable recovery.

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  • 12-October-2009

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    OECD member countries support the one-stop shop Tuempresa.gob.mx

    Mexico introduced the one-stop shop "tuempresa.gob.mx" to simplify administrative procedures to start-up a business in Mexico and to facilitate better interaction between individuals and the goverment.

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  • 12-October-2009

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    Rethinking e-Government Services: User-centred Approaches

    This report boradly describes the shift in governments' focus on e-government development – from a government-centric to a user-centric approach. It gives a comprehensive overview of challenges to user take-up of e-government services in OECD countries and ways of improving them.

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  • 6-October-2009

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  • 5-October-2009

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    Mind the Gaps: Managing Mutual Dependence in Relations among Levels of Government

    OECD member and non-member governments are actively looking for ways to facilitate and improve the relationships among levels of government. These relationships lie between the central and sub-national levels, as well as among peer levels.

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  • 1-October-2009

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    Managing the crisis: from recovery policies to long-term reforms

    In his annual speech to the Centres of Governments network, Mr. Gurría reminded that this group is becoming more and more important as decision makers in OECD countries and beyond are being confronted by a combination of policy challenges of unprecedented size and complexity. According to the OECD Secretary-General, these challenges can only be addressed successfully if governments act together and learn from each other.

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  • 30-September-2009

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    Economic Survey of Japan 2009: The fiscal policy response to the crisis and achieving fiscal sustainability

    Japan needs a credible fiscal consolidation plan, including spending cuts and tax increases, to maintain confidence in its fiscal sustainability as gross public debt nears 200% of GDP in 2010.

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  • 31-August-2009

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    The Challenge of Restoring French Competitiveness

    This working paper suggests that restoring competitiveness will require strengthening France's growth potential and to address the main long term determinants of that potential, such as fostering R&D, promoting innovation, reducing the tax burden, boosting competition and so on.

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  • 18-August-2009

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    Outcome-focused Management in the United States

    The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA, the Results Act) established a performance management framework for federal departments and agencies. The framework consists of agency Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports. Additionally, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) annually prepares a Government-wide Performance Plan. Approximately 100 Cabinet departments,

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  • 18-August-2009

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    The Japanese Attempt at Reinforcing the Policy Management Cycle through Policy Evaluation

    This article describes the introduction of a government-wide policy evaluationsystem that is underway in Japan, exemplified by the policy appraisal-evaluationsystem of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI, theformer Ministry of International Trade and Industry). The initiative in METI wasstarted in December 1999, preceding the implementation of a government-widesystem. "Policy evaluation" as a term is not limited, in this

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