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The management of government debt and assets has important implications for fiscal positions.
This report considers why ministers use the services of advisors, how they are appointed, the special status they enjoy, the concerns they have prompted in the general public, and how reform may make them more accountable and improve the transparency of their status.
Civil service systems are at public management’s core; hence they are central to governmental effectiveness. In the current context, countries need to ensure that the public workforce is motivated and committed to delivery, despite the need for pay restraints and redundancies.
Ireland’s banking crisis, one of the most severe in the OECD area, and the associated economic recession have taken a heavy toll on public finances.
Substantial fiscal consolidation was achieved under the aegis of the 2003 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.
In the current difficult economic environment, regions are important centres of gravity in a country’s economy. Their comparative advantages, endowments and overall dynamism can be powerful sources of growth and prosperity nation-wide, said OECD Secretary-General.
This publication highlights the central role of regions and regional policies in generating an employment recovery and realising the innovation potential of OECD economies.
This Review of the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa evaluates measures to position economic development policy and to confront economic inequality in the Johannesburg/Pretoria region.
The Legal Instruments for Preventing Corruption aim at regulating lobbying, public procurement, conflicts of interest and ethics in the public sector. The setting and promotion of standards allow to improve public sector governance with a view to safeguarding the interests of citizens.
Improvements in the macroeconomic policy framework over the past two decades and prudent regulation of the financial system have contributed to reduce output volatility in Mexico relative to other OECD countries.