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Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.
The OECD is joining forces with Mexico’s biggest state-owned enterprises, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) to reinforce the efficiency, transparency and competitiveness of their procurement procedures.
Who should manage the RIA process? Who should be in charge of administrative simplification initiatives? How should Regulatory Oversight Bodies (ROBs) be designed, and be monitored? This Working Paper focuses on what the existing ROBs actually do, classifying them into core functions.
Two workshop were held in Moscow on the topic of regulatory impact assessment in Russia, enabling an exposure to different approaches used in some leading OECD countries.
South Africa’s macroeconomic framework has served the economy well, but should be strengthened to make the economy more resilient to external shocks.
The G20 helped steer the world through the worst of the economic storm; now it must show it can set in motion a new governance for the post-crisis world. That's a task our organisation stands ready to help with, says the OECD's G20 Sherpa, Gabriela Ramos.
This review assesses Guangdong’s current approach to economic development. It is the country’s most populous and rich province with 95.4 million inhabitants and provides one-eighth of the national GDP with "processing trade" as a key development feature.
Administrative simplification in Viet Nam has reached a defining moment. This report details Project 30 and related initiatives. Using international comparisons, it explores how Viet Nam can rapidly bring about the full potential of Project 30.
Raising efficiency in tax collection (notably VAT) is urgently needed, plans to unify the collection of tax and social security contributions should be implemented swiftly and drawing on EU funds needs to become more efficient.
To date, Poland has adopted a complex administrative simplification programme, based on methods successfully used in other OECD countries. It has two main streams: one focused on simplifying licences and permits, the other on measuring and reducing regulatory burdens.