Publications & Documents


  • 6-February-2014

    English

    Practitioner's Guide to Perception Surveys

    Now more than ever, OECD countries are investing significant resources in regulatory policies and reforms. The OECD has developed a guide that helps officials use perception surveys to evaluate and communicate the results of reform processes.

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  • 31-January-2014

    English

    Blog: How should we measure quality of life in urban centres?

    This blog, written by David Satterthwaite with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), discusses what indicators are needed in order to assess the quality of life of the urban poor.

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  • 28-January-2014

    English

    Public Governance News

    The Public Governance Committee (PGC) helps countries strengthen their capacity to govern by improving policy-making systems and the performance of public institutions.

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  • 28-January-2014

    English

    Regulatory Policy: Sweden

    The OECD Review of Regulatory Reform in Sweden presents an overall picture of regulatory achievements and challenges including regulatory quality, competition policy, and market openness. The 2010 report on Better Regulation analyses key questions for the good management of regulatory policy and reform. This page also includes updates on Sweden in the regulatory policy field.

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  • 24-January-2014

    English

    French capital should prepare now for risk of a costly Seine flood

    A major flooding of the Seine River similar to the flood disaster of 1910 could affect up to 5 million residents in the greater Paris area and cause up to 30 billion euros worth of damage, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-January-2014

    English

    Trust in Government

    Trust in government is declining in many OECD countries. The financial crisis has strained the relationship between government and citizens, which in turn has reduced the ability of governments to act. Restoring trust in the ability of government to regulate markets, manage public finances and deliver services is necessary for a return to sustainable and inclusive growth.

  • 16-January-2014

    English

    Take the Government at a Glance Quiz

    Taking a ruler to our rulers: Government at a Glance Quiz

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  • 10-January-2014

    English

    Regulatory Policy and Behavioural Economics

    Over the past five years, behavioural economics has been rapidly propelled from the margins of economic analysis towards the policy mainstream. In this context, this study offers an international review of the initial applications of behavioural economics to policy, with a particular focus on regulatory policy. It describes the extent to which behavioural findings have begun to influence public policy in a number of OECD countries,

  • 9-January-2014

    English

    Behavioural economics

    Understanding how people behave can help governments and regulators design and deliver policies which enable citizens to make better decisions and actions for themselves.

  • 8-January-2014

    English

    5th expert workshop, Assessing Progress in the Implementation of the 2012 Recommendation of the OECD Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance

    At this workshop, delegates and experts discussed best practice implementation of the 2012 Recommendation on Regulatory Policy and Governance, and how to benchmark progress over time.

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