Publications & Documents


  • 6-November-2015

    English

    The State of Public Finances 2015 - Strategies for Budgetary Consolidation and Reform in OECD Countries

    For most countries in the OECD, 2015 is the seventh or eighth year of dealing with the budgetary consequences of the economic and financial crisis. These years have been marked by challenges of fiscal retrenchment of a scale and nature unprecedented in modern times. Previous OECD publications have tracked the fiscal policy responses adopted by OECD governments during the early years of the crisis (2007-2012). This book takes stock of how these responses have evolved and in recent years, up to 2014/15. Two points are apparent from the outset: the response to the crisis has had repercussions for virtually every aspect of budgetary governance; and there are clear lessons for governments about the conduct of fiscal policy – including in its institutional aspects – that should inform future decisions and the agenda of budgetary reform.

  • 3-November-2015

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    International Seminar on Governance and Development: Good Practices and the Role of External Control - Opening remarks

    We are here today because we share a common cause: better governance for better lives. And, today, we have an excellent opportunity to reflect on the vital role of supreme audit institutions – or SAIs – in achieving this goal.

  • 3-November-2015

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    Supreme Audit Institutions and good governance: Oversight, insight and foresight

    This report maps how ten leading SAIs are assessing key stages of the policy cycle and its outcomes (policies and programmes), building on the experience of the SAIs of Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Africa and the United States.

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  • 2-November-2015

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    Costa Rica: Good Governance, from Process to Results


    The review analyses key areas of public governance in Costa Rica and identifies opportunities to improve the performance of the state in order to ensure more effective and efficient service delivery for all citizens. It examines co-ordination at the centre of government, public policy monitoring and evaluation and the use of the budget framework for strategic planning. It also looks at human resource management, integrity policies and public procurement, and multi-level governance. The review provides recommendations to assist the government in strengthening the capacity of the public sector to support social and economic development.

  • 29-October-2015

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    When Disaster Strikes, Who Pays?

    Governments find it hard to make financial plans for disasters, and that’s not just because disasters are unpredictable and outsized. It’s because post-disaster demands on governments are also unpredictable, driven by public and political pressure.

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  • 28-October-2015

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    Public Governance Ministerial Meeting: Plenary session remarks

    Today’s discussions focus on the importance of good governance for inclusive and sustainable growth. This is a vast topic – as can be seen from the diversity of issues to be covered in the Ministerial labs later this morning – so I’d like to focus on two key areas: the role of regulation; and the imperative to shape a new vision for the public service.

  • 28-October-2015

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    Regulatory Policy in Perspective - A Reader's Companion to the OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2015

    This volume collects expert papers on: the trends and challenges of regulatory policy today; regulatory impact assessment; stakeholder engagement; and ex-post evaluation. These papers provide background material for the 2015 edition of the OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook. They summarise the knowledge to date on these topics and underline progress made by countries in establishing the conditions for good regulation as well as the remaining challenges.

  • 28-October-2015

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    Regulatory Policy: France

    Access updates on regulatory policy and governance in France.

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  • 28-October-2015

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    Indicators of Regulatory Management Systems

    Almost 200 indicators offer comprehensive insights into trends in regulatory reform and identify leading regulatory management practices.

  • 28-October-2015

    English

    OECD regulatory databases and indicators

    This page provides access to the databases, indicators and publications that are available from across the OECD on topics related to Measuring Regulatory Performance.

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