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Brazil has now entered a more advanced phase of economic development, with the need to strengthen the institutional foundations for a market-based economy.
Rural areas in the Netherlands are characterised by their proximity to cities. This is not surprising considering that the Netherlands is the most urbanised country in the OECD, having the second highest population density in the OECD.
The paper develops an architecture for regulatory institutions that could be feasible in the current Russian context.
The Checklist draws upon policies and practices that have proved effective for enhancing integrity in the entire procurement cycle.
The financial crisis did not spare the French economy, which is facing a deep recession in 2009, even if the situation is less severe than elsewhere. Once the recovery begins, a priority will be to phase out the general government budget deficit but, given the already very heavy burden of taxes and compulsory contributions, public finance consolidation will require strict control over expenditures.
Ireland's economic success story is one that many OECD countries would like to emulate. Of the many factors linked to this success, the public sector’s role is key. This report analyses what the sector has accomplished so far, how it can keep renewing itself, and how it can perpetuate its success.
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This paper proposes a framework for projecting public health and long-term care expenditures. It considers demographic and other (non-demographic) drivers of expenditures. The paper extends demographic drivers by incorporating death-related costs and the health status of the population. Concerning health care, the projections incorporate income and the effects of technology cum relative prices. For long-term care, the effects of
The key challenge is to develop gradually its counter-cyclical role without jeopardizing sustainability.
A first rural policy review was conducted for Finland in 1995, and this edition offers a unique look at how Finnish rural policy has evolved since the initial recommendations made in 1995.
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Rules are essential for economic growth, social welfare and environmental protection. But rules can also be costly in both economic and social terms. Governments may for example want to ensure public money is well-spent by allocating rent allowances only to those in need – but what if the system for determining eligibility is costlier than offering the allowance to everyone, or has the perverse effect of reducing the supply of