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This comprehensive review of compact city policies will provide food for thought for national, sub-national and municipal governments as they seek to address their economic and environmental challenges through the development and implementation of spatial strategies.
This conference was held in Rio de Janeiro on 22-23 October 2007 and provided an opportunity for participating countries to share their reform experiences in government modernisation and policies aimed at increasing public sector efficiencies.
The Icelandic Ministry of Finance hosted the 33rd annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials. Topics included: restoring public finances; political economy of fiscal consolidation; controlling health care expenditures; and draft principles for independent fiscal institutions.
Recruiting the best candidates for the public workforce is important at a time when the loss of experienced employees due to redundancies and retirements is creating a talent shortage.
The objective of senior budget official country reviews is to provide a comprehensive overview of the budget process in the country under examination, to evaluate national experiences in the light of international best practice and to provide specific policy recommendations.
As with any organisation, good public sector performance rests with its staff: their capacities and skills, as well as the ability of the leadership to motivate staff to do their best in achieving organisational objectives.
Human Resource Management Reviews, a type of peer review, provide a detailed diagnosis of the management of government employees and solutions for improving it.
The Public Employment and Management (PEM) Network is a high-level, collaborative, practitioner-based forum that provides direction for an analytical work programme that seeks to address current challenges affecting the public service workforce.
Economic downturns which have their roots in preceding credit excesses and debt overhang have tended historically to be long lasting, whether the financial sector remained healthy or not.
Strategic human resource management allows governments to align their workforce with their goals. It enables governments to have the right number of people with the right skills at the right place. Such practices help governments increase efficiency, responsiveness and quality in service delivery.