Publications & Documents


  • 6-December-2012

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    Promoting Growth in All Regions

    This publication highlights the importance of promoting growth in all types of OECD regions, particularly in underdeveloped ones. Helping underdeveloped regions to catch up will have a positive impact on a country’s national growth; in some cases more so than in already well-developed regions. Furthermore such growth helps to build  a fairer society, in which no territories and their people are left behind. An important question is whether this potential to catch up is possible?  The evidence suggests that this IS the case.  Examinations of patterns of growth reveal that underdeveloped rural and intermediate regions tend to grow faster. Their catching-up potentially largely depends on human capital development, infrastructure and innovation-related activities but also on institutional factors and policies. This publication is based on anlaysis among all OECD regions and 23 case study regions from ten OECD countries over the period 1995-2007.

  • 5-December-2012

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    Brazil: Enhancing audit reporting is key to the integrity of government accounts

    Brazil’s supreme audit institution – the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) – has began a process to reform its audit of the Accounts of the President of the Republic to enhance transparency and accountability of federal budget execution.

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  • 3-December-2012

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    8th annual meeting of the OECD Senior Budget Officials network on Performance and Results (2012)

    The 8th annual meeting of the OECD Senior Budget Officials network on Performance and Results took place on 26-27 November 2012 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The meeting was chaired by Christian Kastrop, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany

  • 28-November-2012

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    Joint IMF-OECD Fiscal Workshop

    This workshop on 11-12 December 2012 is on topics around "Instruments of Fiscal Consolidation".

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  • 26-November-2012

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    Restoring Public Finances 2012 update: Information by country

    These country notes detail the fiscal situation to date, the consolidation needs, and the commitments and intentions of governments in 31 OECD countries in the aftermath of the economic crisis.

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  • 22-November-2012

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    Focus on Governance

    The financial and economic crises have highlighted the need for change in the way our governments and systems operate. But the real question is what changes will deliver inclusive, open and responsible governance that can reduce inequality and promote economic growth.

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  • 22-November-2012

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    Urgent action needed on jobs and governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

    In response to increasing pressure to deliver on growth, jobs and better governance, policy makers from MENA and OECD reiterated their support for measures to strengthen the business climate and governance in the region.

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  • 22-November-2012

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    Human Resources Management: Country Profiles

    These country notes profile public sector human resource practices and policies, covering issues including legal frameworks; age and gender composition of workers; public sector restructuring; management practices; industrial relations and reforms.

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  • 21-November-2012

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    Water in Latin America and the Caribbean: better governance can improve access

    In Latin American and Caribbean countries the population is growing faster than the world average, intensifying land use and increasing urbanisation. The region is also prone to the negative impact of climate change and natural disasters, putting further pressure on natural resources.

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  • 21-November-2012

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    Responding to the crisis: what are OECD countries doing to strengthen their public finances?

    OECD countries are intensifying their fiscal consolidation efforts, introducing additional measures and extending the time horizon to implement them. Most have announced fiscal consolidation of more than 3% of GDP over the period 2009-15, according to the OECD’s Restoring Public Finances 2012.

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