Publications & Documents


  • 2-January-2012

    English

    Explaining the interest-rate-growth differential underlying government debt dynamics

    The differential between the interest rate paid to service government debt and the growth rate of the economy is a key concept in assessing fiscal sustainability.

  • 2-January-2012

    English

    Public spending efficiency in the Czech Republic: fiscal policy framework and the main spending areas of pensions and healthcare

    The Czech fiscal position is generally sound and policy making is prudent. However, the fiscal framework was not strong enough to contain spending in the upturn and it would benefit from independent budget oversight.

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  • 21-December-2011

    English

    Current issues in managing government debt and assets

    The management of government debt and assets has important implications for fiscal positions.

  • 19-December-2011

    English

    Ministerial Advisors

    This report considers why ministers use the services of advisors, how they are appointed, the special status they enjoy, the concerns they have prompted in the general public, and how reform may make them more accountable and improve the transparency of their status.

  • 15-December-2011

    English, Excel, 1,557kb

    International Drivers of Corruption

    This report introduces an analytical tool intended to help users understand how factors in the global economy and international relations, affect governance and corruption at the country level.

  • 13-December-2011

    English

    Public Servants as Partners for Growth

    Civil service systems are at public management’s core; hence they are central to governmental effectiveness. In the current context, countries need to ensure that the public workforce is motivated and committed to delivery, despite the need for pay restraints and redundancies.

  • 7-December-2011

    English

    Getting back on track: restoring fiscal sustainability in Ireland

    Ireland’s banking crisis, one of the most severe in the OECD area, and the associated economic recession have taken a heavy toll on public finances.

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  • 7-December-2011

    English

    Fiscal prospects and reforms in India

    Substantial fiscal consolidation was achieved under the aegis of the 2003 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.

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  • 5-December-2011

    English

    OECD Regional Outlook 2011: Building resilient regions for stronger economies

    In the current difficult economic environment, regions are important centres of gravity in a country’s economy. Their comparative advantages, endowments and overall dynamism can be powerful sources of growth and prosperity nation-wide, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 2-December-2011

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Gauteng city-region, South Africa

    This Review of the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa evaluates measures to position economic development policy and to confront economic inequality in the Johannesburg/Pretoria region.

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