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This report boradly describes the shift in governments' focus on e-government development – from a government-centric to a user-centric approach. It gives a comprehensive overview of challenges to user take-up of e-government services in OECD countries and ways of improving them.
Mexico introduced the one-stop shop "tuempresa.gob.mx" to simplify administrative procedures to start-up a business in Mexico and to facilitate better interaction between individuals and the goverment.
Through questionnaires, the OECD International Budget Practices and Procedures Database provides comparable information on the entire budget cycle: preparation, approval, execution, accounting and audit, performance information, and aid management.&l
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Fiscal sustainability is a multi-dimensional concept that incorporatesan assessment of solvency, stable economic growth, stable taxes, andintergenerational fairness. It has not only financial implications but also socialand political ones related to both present and future generations. The currenteconomic crisis has weakened the fiscal health of many countries around theworld. Most of these countries are also facing long-term
OECD member and non-member governments are actively looking for ways to facilitate and improve the relationships among levels of government. These relationships lie between the central and sub-national levels, as well as among peer levels.
In his annual speech to the Centres of Governments network, Mr. Gurría reminded that this group is becoming more and more important as decision makers in OECD countries and beyond are being confronted by a combination of policy challenges of unprecedented size and complexity. According to the OECD Secretary-General, these challenges can only be addressed successfully if governments act together and learn from each other.
Japan needs a credible fiscal consolidation plan, including spending cuts and tax increases, to maintain confidence in its fiscal sustainability as gross public debt nears 200% of GDP in 2010.
This publication contains concrete policy advice on how to improve the design and performance of RIA systems.
Inflation performance has been unsatisfactory. By joining the euro area, Iceland would share the benefits of the ECB’s credibility. Substantial fiscal consolidation is required following the financial crisis.
This working paper suggests that restoring competitiveness will require strengthening France's growth potential and to address the main long term determinants of that potential, such as fostering R&D, promoting innovation, reducing the tax burden, boosting competition and so on.