Publications & Documents


  • 30-September-2014

    English

    OECD International Forum on Open Government - Remarks by Angel Gurría

    The OECD has been promoting public sector reforms inspired by the principles of open government for more than two decades. We believe in their capacity to improve good governance frameworks, to help government regain citizens’ trust and to create economic opportunities.

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  • 25-September-2014

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    High Level Risk Forum - Oslo Workshop, 2014

    The workshop on “Learning from crises and fostering the continuous improvement of risk governance and management”, jointly organised with the governments of the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, was held in Oslo, Norway on 17-18 September 2014.

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  • 25-September-2014

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    Ministerial Plenary Session of the G7 Deauville Partnership meeting

    Strong, effective, inclusive, transparent and accountable institutions are the sine qua non for successful reform efforts. These will not only help win the trust of your citizens, but also to level the playing field for investors and entrepreneurs while supporting an environment that is conducive to a more balanced distribution of resources.

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  • 24-September-2014

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    Citizen Action, Responsive Government

    As the most advanced economies struggle to regain momentum after the global financial crisis, and as emerging and developing economies face new challenges in achieving convergence in living standards, our citizens’ expectations have never been higher.

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  • 24-September-2014

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    Measurement and Reduction of Administrative Burdens in Greece: An Overview of 13 Sectors

    This report summarises the results of the joint project of the Greek Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Government and the OECD on measuring and reducing administrative burdens in 13 key sectors of the Greek economy.

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  • 22-September-2014

    English, PDF, 702kb

    Policy Brief: Fighting Bribery in International Business

    Bribery is a threat to good governance, sustainable economic development, democracy and people’s welfare. The corrosive effects of bribery can spread across borders, affecting economies and societies everywhere. The ability to address bribery, both domestically and internationally, is impaired by a lack of transparency, accountability and integrity in the public and private sectors.

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  • 18-September-2014

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    Reducing macroeconomic imbalances in Turkey

    Turkey recovered swiftly from the global financial crisis but sizeable macroeconomic imbalances arose in the process.

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  • 17-September-2014

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    Cities, Climate Change and Green Growth

    Cities are home to over half of the world’s population. Cities characterise many of today’s global economic and environmental challenges and deliver cost-effective policy responses. Latest news: Policy Perspectives on Cities and Climate Change.

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  • 15-September-2014

    English

    Accountability and Democratic Governance - Orientations and Principles for Development

    The ability of citizens to demand accountability and more open government is fundamental to good governance. There is growing recognition of the need for new approaches to the ways in which donors support accountability, but no broad agreement on what changed practice looks like. This publication aims to provide more clarity on the emerging practice. Based on four country studies Mali, Mozambique, Peru and Uganda, a survey of donor innovations and cutting-edge analysis in this field, and the findings of a series of special high-level international dialogues on how to best support accountability support to parliaments, political parties, elections and the media. The publication takes the view that a wholesale shift in behaviour is required by parts of the development assistance community - moving outside conventional comfort zones and changing reflexes towards new approaches to risk taking, analysis and programming around systems of accountability and ‘do no harm’ efforts in political engagement.

    This piece is aimed at a range of development practitioners, as well as a wider audience, including civil society actors and citizens around the world who interact with donors working on accountability support.

  • 11-September-2014

    English

    Few and Far - The Hard Facts on Stolen Asset Recovery

    Corruption has a devastating impact on developing and transition countries, with estimates of $20 billion to $40 billion per year stolen by public officials, a figure equivalent to 20 to 40 percent of official development assistance flows. The return of the proceeds of corruption— asset recovery—can have a significant development impact. Returns can be used directly for development purposes, such as improvements in the health and education sectors and reintegration of displaced persons, with additional benefits of improved international co-operation and enhanced capacity of law enforcement and financial management officials. Development agencies and those committed to development effectiveness have a role in the asset recovery process. They have made international commitments to fight corruption and recover the proceeds of corruption in the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness: Accra Agenda for Actions, held in Accra, Ghana, in 2008, and in the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness: Partnership for Effective Development, held in Busan, Republic of Korea, in 2011. Despite these efforts, there has been difficulty in translating these commitments into concrete action. This StAR-OECD publication reports on how OECD countries are performing on asset recovery.

    Drawing on data collected between 2006 and 2012, the report provides recommendations and good practices, and suggests specific actions for development agencies. Few and Far is primarily intended to support the anti-corruption and asset recovery efforts of developed and developing jurisdictions, with a particular focus on actions for development agencies. In addition, civil society organisations engaged in governance and development issues may wish to use these findings and recommendations in their reports and advocacy efforts.

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