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  • 9-April-2015

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    Dominican Republic: Human Resource Management for Innovation in Government

    This review represents a new policy approach for public sector reviews, linking the traditional thematic public employment and strategic human resource management (HRM) framework to public sector innovation and service delivery challenges in the Dominican Republic. The study is based on lessons learned from the experience of OECD member and key partner countries, starting with an economic and institutional analysis of the Dominican context in a broader regional perspective. The report provides a detailed diagnosis of its public employment management and pragmatic solutions for improving it. The recommendations are based on assessments in the following priority areas: the use of strategic workforce planning and management, the state's ability to acquire and retain workforce competencies and enhancing government's core values, performance management and leadership, HRM reforms and the capacity to implement innovative approaches for a more efficient and effective public administration leading to better service delivery.

  • 8-April-2015

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    La participación de la OCDE en el proyecto del Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (NAICM)

    La participación de la OCDE en el proyecto del Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (NAICM).

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  • 8-April-2015

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    OECD's participation in the New International Airport of Mexico City Project (NAICM)

    On embarking on the construction of the New International Airport of Mexico City, the Government of Mexico requested support from the OECD to outline the best practices for integrity, transparency, and procurement of major infrastructure projects.

  • 8-April-2015

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    Improving taxes and transfers in Australia

    This review particularly recommends shifting away from income taxation to indirect taxation, for instance by raising more revenue from the Goods and Services Tax.

  • 8-April-2015

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    Federal-state relations in Australia

    The government’s current review of the federal system, focusing on both spending and tax responsibilities, is welcome, as is the “whole of government” approach to the process.

  • 31-March-2015

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    Securing Livelihoods for All - Foresight for Action

    The world has made good progress in improving global livelihoods. More than two billion people have emerged from extreme poverty over the last four decades. Other notable improvements include real increases in wages for unskilled workers, better life expectancy, greater gender equality and more widespread literacy. However, a number of daunting challenges threaten to undo this progress, particularly on the demographic and environmental fronts. While outlining the status of livelihoods today, this fascinating report enumerates the main emerging trends which will have a significant impact on livelihoods in the near future. It looks at a whole range of issues: economy, technology, demography, environment, security and governance. This book presents five possible future scenarios for livelihoods, whose positive or negative outcomes depend on how several emerging challenges are dealt with. It concludes with ideas for global, national and local action that hold significant promise for securing resilient livelihoods for all.

  • 30-March-2015

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    OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (ITF-CIT) 2016 meeting

    The 4th meeting of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TF-CIT) took place on 18-19 April 2016 in Paris, France. The TF-CIT meets as part of the OECD High Level Risk Forum of the Public Governance Committee. It was set-up to better understand the dynamics of illicit trade, who the actors are, where and how it occurs, the size of the problem and the methods used to conduct it.

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  • 30-March-2015

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    Charting Illicit Trade

    The third meeting of the OECD Task Force on Charting Illicit Trade (TF-CIT) will take place on 30-31 March 2015 in Paris, France. The TF-CIT meets as part of the OECD High Level Risk Forum of the Public Governance Committee. It was set-up to better understand the dynamics of illicit trade, who the actors are, where and how it occurs, the size of the problem and the methods used to conduct it.

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  • 27-March-2015

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    Transparency in public procurement: moving away from the abstract - Insights Blog

    Blog article by Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International, written for the OECD Integrity Forum 2015.

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  • 26-March-2015

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    States of Fragility 2015 - Meeting Post-2015 Ambitions

    This 2015 OECD report on fragility contributes to the broader debate to define and implement post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It points out that addressing fragility in the new framework will be crucial if strides in reducing poverty are to be made. It argues in favour of proposed SDG 16 – promoting peaceful and inclusive societies – which aims to reduce violence of all forms.

    The 2015 report differs markedly from previous editions as it seeks to present a new understanding of fragility beyond fragile states. It assesses fragility as an issue of universal character that can affect all countries, not only those traditionally considered “fragile” or conflict-affected. To do so, it takes three indicators related to targets of SDG 16 and two from the wider SDG framework: violence, access to justice, accountable and inclusive institutions, economic inclusion and stability, and capacities to prevent and adapt to social, economic and environmental shocks and disasters. It applies them to all countries worldwide, and identifies the 50 most vulnerable ones in all five dimensions. The group of countries most challenged on all five fronts differs little from the traditional list of fragile states and economies. Still, several middle-income countries with disproportionately high levels of crime-related violence, sub-national conflict or poor access to justice move into the spotlight.

    The report concludes that making headway on the targets will require building a new portfolio of tools and interventions, and an understanding of the role the international community should and can play in assisting this process.

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