Political involvement in administration is essential for the proper functioning of a democracy. Without this an incoming political administration would find itself unable to change policy direction.
This report examines whether the goal of reducing administrative burdens is sufficient in itself for e-government to transform public administrations, and ways governmental cross-level partnerships to deliver ICT-enabled services may simplify the relationship with citizens and businesses.
This study reviews the challenges that urban entrepreneurialism must overcome to maintain and strengthen its relevance in the 21st century.
Red tape is burdensome to companies, inhibits entrepreneurship, and reduces competitiveness.
The OECD network of Senior Budget Officials from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European Countries (CESEE SBO) was established in 2004 in The Hague. Its third meeting took place on 20-21 March 2007 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The "OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Mexico" argues that although home to a large population that is highly dispersed and largely living in poverty, the countryside's vast human resources and the natural, cultural and physical assets could contribute to national development.
The need for more differentiated pay setting in the public sector is probably the most important driver behind decentralisation. Public administrations need to develop pay-setting arrangements that are sufficiently flexible to enable an adaptation of pay systems and pay structures.
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In the early 1990‘s Sweden made an impressive change in the direction of its competition law and policy.
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Since the first half of the 1990s, Swedish regulators have been kept busy with a range of issues, covering for instance deregulation, privatisation and accession to the European Union.
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The OECD project on regulatory reform has focussed on measures and systems which can improve the efficiency of regulatory systems.