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The economic crisis has led to a surge in government deficits and pushed public indebtedness to 100% of GDP for the OECD as a whole in 2011. New research shows that bringing debt down to prudent levels will require sustained fiscal consolidation in most OECD countries.
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Fiscal consolidation: How much is needed to reduce debt to a prudent level? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 11
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Large fiscal challenges will pre-occupy OECD governments for some time to come. The economic crisis that began in 2008 caused deficits to surge, and fiscal imbalances were swollen further by stimulus measures and bank rescue operations.
The Regulatory Policy Committee took place on 11-12 April 2012 at the OECD headquarters. Delegates from the OECD participated as well as from Brazil, Columbia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Tunisia and Viet Nam.
The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.
Norway’s dual income tax system achieves high levels of revenue collection and income redistribution, without overly undermining economic performance and while paying attention to environmental externalities.
OECD has developed over time a series of policy recommendations and guiding principles to help countries develop and self-assess their capacities for Regulatory Reform.
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This paper is part of the regional development working paper series covering water governance in Latin America and the Carribbean (LAC) countries.
E-leaders from 20 OECD and partnering countries gathered on 26-27 March in Mexico City for the 2012 E-Leaders Meeting "New ICT solutions for Public Sector Agility".
The review presents an overview of recent trends, regional policies and governance arrangements of the region, made up of four counties in South-East Sweden: Jönköping, Kronoberg, Kalmar, Blekinge.