Publications & Documents


  • 21-February-2012

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    Workshop on the Role of Impact Assessments in Policy Making, 2 November 2011

    How can impact assessments foster horizontal co-ordination within governments? What is the role of an “integrated” impact assessment? Delegates at this workshop discussed how to better institutionalise evidence-based decision-making processes in governments.

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  • 20-February-2012

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    Observatory of Public Sector Innovation: 1st meeting

    25 delegates from 16 countries, and a representative from the European Commission participated in the first meeting of the Observatory’s Task Force. The meeting provided a valuable opportunity to discuss the strategic directions and initial activities of the Observatory. At the end of the meeting, Task Force members supported the nomination of Canada and France as Co-chairs of the Task Force.

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  • 20-February-2012

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    Risk sharing

    Macroeconomic crises and shocks often cause large and unforeseen income and employment losses. This chapter presents new OECD analysis of the types of policies that have helped to protect the most vulnerable from these losses in a wide group of OECD and emerging countries.

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  • 14-February-2012

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    Seminar on Administrative Simplification in MENA and OECD Countries, Budapest

    The objective of this seminar was to facilitate the implementation of administrative simplification strategies in MENA countries and to deepen the knowledge about the use of ICT-tools and consultation processes with stakeholders.

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  • 14-February-2012

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    Building blocks for a better functioning housing market in Chile

    Chile has made good progress in improving housing conditions, but still around 10% of the population lives in either overcrowded houses, or of inadequate quality and/or with poor access to basic services.

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  • 10-February-2012

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    Policy note no. 10: Managing government debt and assets after the crisis

    In the wake of the financial crisis, government debt in the OECD area has increased massively on top of already high debt-GDP ratios prior to the crisis, by some 30% of GDP between 2007 and 2011 on average, rendering fiscal positions in many countries unsustainable.

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  • 8-February-2012

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    The impact of changes in second pension pillars on public finances in Central and Eastern Europe

    This paper studies the impact of recent changes in second pension pillars of three Central and Eastern European Countries on the deficit and implicit debt of their full pension systems.

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  • 6-February-2012

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    8th OECD-Asian Senior Budget Officials meeting, 2-3 February 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

    The 8th annual OECD-Asian Senior Budget Officials meeting took place in Bangkok on 2-3 February 2012. The meeting opened with a keynote address by the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Thailand, His Excellency Mr. Kittiratt NA-RANONG.

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  • 2-February-2012

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    Post-crisis debt overhang: Growth implications across countries

    Public debt in the OECD area passed annual GDP in 2011 and is still rising. This paper was prepared for the Reserve Bank of India Second International Research Conference 2012: “Monetary Policy, Sovereign Debt and Financial Stability: The New Trilemma”, 1-2 February, 2012 in Mumbai, India

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  • 31-January-2012

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    Reforming education in England

    Despite significant increases in spending on child care and education during the last decade, PISA scores suggest that educational performance remains static, uneven and strongly related to parents’ income and background.

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