Publications & Documents


  • 15-July-2015

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    OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015

    The digital economy now permeates countless aspects of the world economy, impacting sectors as varied as banking, retail, energy, transportation, education, publishing, media or health. Information and Communication Technologies are transforming the ways social interactions and personal relationships are conducted, with fixed, mobile and broadcast networks converging, and devices and objects increasingly connected to form the Internet of things.
    This report assesses how countries can maximise the potential of the digital economy as a driver for innovation and inclusive growth, and discusses the evolutions in the digital economy that policy makers need to consider as well as the emerging challenges they need to address as a part of national digital strategies. Chapters include an overview of the current status and outlook of the digital economy; the main trends in the ICT sector, and developments in communication and regulation policy; and overviews of ICT demand and adoption, plus the effects of the digital economy on growth and development. This volume also includes a chapter on developments related to trust in the digital economy and on the emerging Internet of things.

  • 6-July-2015

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    More effort needed on government integrity to help restore public trust

    Countries need to do more to identify and reduce conflicts of interest and other breaches of integrity to help win back trust in national governments, which surveys suggest remains below pre-crisis levels, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 6-July-2015

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    Government at a Glance

    Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.

  • 6-July-2015

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    Annual meeting of the OECD Schools of Government Network: Skills for a World Class Civil Service

    The annual meeting of the OECD Schools of Government Network on the theme of Skills for a World Class Civil Service will be held on 6 July 2015, at the OECD in Paris.

  • 3-July-2015

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    Governments should target prudent debt levels and fiscal rules will help get there

    Governments should set prudent debt targets to ensure that public finances serve to promote economic growth and stability, according to new OECD research.

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  • 3-July-2015

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    Daegu Multi-stakeholder Declaration on the OECD Principles on Water Governance

    The Daegu Declaration was handed to the OECD-SG at the 7th World Water Forum

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  • 2-July-2015

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    The facts about Greece - OECD Insights blog

    Government at a Glance 2015, published on 6 July, offers a dashboard of key indicators to help analyze international comparisons of public sector performance. Given the timing of the release, it seems appropriate to focus on Greece to gain a balanced understanding of the country's challenges and strengths.

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  • 18-June-2015

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    Assessing government initiatives on public sector information - A review of the OECD Council Recommendation

    Better access to and use of public sector information (PSI), including open government data, are inter-related parts of the shift towards knowledge-based economies, and drivers of innovation, growth and employment. PSI can be used directly to generate products and services, and it contributes in a wide variety of ways to improving efficiency and productivity across the economy (including within the public sector).

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  • 18-June-2015

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    7th meeting on Measuring Regulatory Performance: Embedding Regulatory Policy in Law and Practice

    7th expert meeting on Measuring Regulatory Performance held in Reykjavik. Workshop on embedding regulatory policy in law and practice.

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  • 12-June-2015

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    Achieving Public Sector Agility at Times of Fiscal Consolidation

    Agility is a tool that can help governments to not only maintain but even improve public services in a time of fiscal consolidation. Financial uncertainty is not the only challenge governments face today. Changing demographics, globalisation, climate change, risk of potential large-scale disasters are among the many others. Agility can help governments meet these challenges as well. It's also not enough to be "agile". Governments must be quick and responsive in a strategic way. This means being aware of emerging opportunities, being able to make tough collective decisions and stick to them, and mobilising appropriate financial and human resources rapidly and efficiently to where/when they are needed most. This publication is supports reforms towards greater strategic agility in the public sector including the use of budgeting policy levers, human resource management strategies and ICTs. It presents, in a sense, a toolkit for reform, together with a broader framework for action, taking into account the enabling factors and potential risks that may occur. This report is also an attempt to show that the public sector has the capacity to reinvent itself during difficult times and that large public sector organisations are able to take on the challenge.

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