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.
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This DAC-INCAF Issues Brief summarises discussions at the policy-practitioners workshop on how international engagement in Yemen can be improved, held in Berlin on 12 October.
The Legal Instruments for Preventing Corruption aim at regulating lobbying, public procurement, conflicts of interest and ethics in the public sector. The setting and promotion of standards allow to improve public sector governance with a view to safeguarding the interests of citizens.
Improvements in the macroeconomic policy framework over the past two decades and prudent regulation of the financial system have contributed to reduce output volatility in Mexico relative to other OECD countries.
The first meeting of SBO Network on Health Expenditure took place on 21-22 November 2011 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris.
En esta sección se describen los resultados del proyecto piloto de seguimiento a la implementación de las recomendaciones de la Guía para Mejorar la Calidad Regulatoria de Trámites Estatales y Municipales e Impulsar la Competitividad de México. Este proyecto se concentró en los estados de Baja California, Colima, Chiapas y Sinaloa y sirvió para identificar 19 buenas prácticas para instrumentar las recomendaciones. Las prácticas se
With slow growth and high inequality Mexico needs investments in infrastructure, education and social policies. Mexico has increased spending in all of these areas.
With 22% of the national population (11.2 million inhabitants), the Gauteng city-region is the largest and richest region in South Africa, contributing to one-third of national GDP. The area encompasses a series of connected cities, including Johannesburg and the national capital of Tshwane (formerly Pretoria), that function as a single, integrated region. Gauteng has been South Africa’s growth engine: for every additional 1% growth in population in the province, 1.6% is added to its contribution to national growth, implying higher productivity than in other parts of the country. Nevertheless, the city-region’s growth potential is constrained by deep socio-economic challenges, including high unemployment (26.9%) and low productivity growth. Its rapid demographic and economic development has also reinforced the spatial segregation instituted under apartheid.
Against the backdrop of South Africa’s achievements since the fall of apartheid, this Review evaluates measures to position economic development policy and to confront economic inequality in Gauteng. The issues of adequate housing as a catalyst of economic development and a vehicle for socioeconomic integration, transport mobility and public service delivery are examined in detail. The Review also assesses the economic growth potential of the manufacturing and green sectors, as well as governance issues, focussing on the potential of intergovernmental collaboration in advancing a cross-cutting regional approach for Gauteng.
The 7th annual meeting of the OECD network on performance and results took place on 9-10 November 2011 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The meeting was chaired by Christian Kastrop, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany.
This report assesses the recent efforts of OECD countries to develop and deepen regulatory policy and governance. It evaluates the comprehensive policy cycle by which regulations are designed, assessed and evaluated, revised, and enforced at all levels of government.