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OECD Economic Outlook No. 76, chapter V. Fiscal policy has been used as an antidote to weak activity during the most recent downturn and fiscal consolidation has been delayed in some countries because of its perceived costs in terms of lower activity. However, the impact of fiscal policy on aggregate demand depends on the responses of private saving to changes in fiscal stance. In certain circumstances budget deficit shifts can be
Russia is the first non-member country to request a regulatory review in the framework of the OECD Horizontal Country Review Programme.
France, like other member countries, has undergone a broad review of its national regulatory practices and internal regulatory reforms.
The OECD network of Senior Budget Officials from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European Countries (CESEE SBO) was established in The Hague, Netherlands, at a meeting hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Finance on 10-11 November 2004.
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.
Developing evaluation capacities
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.