Publications & Documents


  • 31-March-2014

    English

    Principles of Budgetary Governance

    These principles give practical guidance for designing, implementing and improving budget systems to meet the challenges of the future. They are currently being considered as a draft Recommendation of the OECD Council, underpinning their importance to good public governance.

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  • 31-March-2014

    English

    SIGMA

    SIGMA works with countries to help them strengthen their public governance systems and public administration capacities. SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) is a joint initiative of the European Union and the OECD.

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  • 28-March-2014

    English

    OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2014

    Each year, the OECD circulates a survey on the borrowing needs of member countries. The responses are incorporated in the OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook to provide regular updates of trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements and debt levels from the perspective of public debt managers. The Outlook makes a policy distinction between funding strategy and borrowing requirements. The central government marketable gross borrowing needs, or requirements, are calculated on the basis of budget deficits and redemptions. The funding strategy entails decisions on how borrowing needs are going to be financed using different instruments (e.g. long-term, short-term, nominal, indexed, etc.) and distribution channels.

    Accordingly, the OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook provides data and information on borrowing needs and funding policies for the OECD area and country groupings, including gross borrowing requirements, net borrowing requirements, central government marketable debt, funding strategies and instruments and distribution channels.

  • 21-March-2014

    English

    Lobbying: Safeguarding the Public Interest in Public Decision-making

    Lessons learnt from implementing the OECD Recommendation on Lobbying.

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  • 17-March-2014

    English

    Water Governance in the Netherlands - Fit for the Future?

    This report assesses the extent to which Dutch water governance is fit for future challenges and sketches an agenda for the reform of water policies in the Netherlands. It builds on a one-year policy dialogue with over 100 Dutch stakeholders, supported by robust analytical work and drawing on international best practice.

  • 17-March-2014

    English

    Water Governance in the Netherlands: Fit for the Future?

    This report highlights the past successes of Dutch water management, examines potential weaknesses for the future and suggests ways to put the system on a more sustainable footing.

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  • 17-March-2014

    English

    Dutch water governance faces challenges from demographics and climate

    The Netherlands is a global pioneer in water management with a long history of containing flood risks and reclaiming land from the sea. Yet it will need to adapt its water governance policies to meet the looming challenges of shifting demographics, regional development and climate change, according to an OECD report.

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  • 12-March-2014

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  • 7-March-2014

    English, PDF, 113kb

    2012 Budgeting Practices Survey Glossary

    Glossary of terms for the 2012 OECD Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey 2012

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  • 7-March-2014

    English, PDF, 1,004kb

    2012 Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey Final

    The final version of the Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey conducted in 2012.

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