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SIGMA is a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union, principally financed by the EU. SIGMA provides assistance to EU candidates and potential candidates and European Neighbourhood Policy beneficiaries (ENP) in their efforts to reform their public administration.
Closing the income gap with the OECD and enhancing distribution of growth requires reforms in many fronts. Better functioning labour and product markets and investment in skills and infrastructure would boost productivity, while well-designed social and education policies can reduce inequalities
Helping improve public governance and management in European Union Candidate Countries, Potential Candidates, and European Neighbourhood Policy partners is the mission of a joint OECD-EU initiative, the SIGMA programme.
As a result of reforms and financial sector development, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) now exerts significant control over money market interest rates.
This paper analyses the factors influencing the level and volatility of real house prices in a panel of OECD countries over the period 1980-2005.
There is growing interest in the role of independent fiscal institutions, or fiscal councils, in helping to improve fiscal performance.
This list provides links to the Internet sites of finance ministries (or equivalent) in OECD member countries and in the observer countries to the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials.
Despite large differences across countries, Latin America’s average investment-to-GDP ratio and the overall quality of infrastructure in the region are relatively low by international comparison.
This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.
This review is the first to analyse e-government at the country level using a revised framework designed to capture the new challenges faced by countries today. It highlights the richness of initiatives and actions taken by Denmark in relation to a number of areas.