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The second annual Integrity Week took place in Paris from 17-21 March 2014. On this occasion, the OECD hosted multiple public events relating to anti-corruption and integrity.
This report highlights the past successes of Dutch water management, examines potential weaknesses for the future and suggests ways to put the system on a more sustainable footing.
The Netherlands is a global pioneer in water management with a long history of containing flood risks and reclaiming land from the sea. Yet it will need to adapt its water governance policies to meet the looming challenges of shifting demographics, regional development and climate change, according to an OECD report.
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Glossary of terms for the 2012 OECD Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey 2012
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The final version of the Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey conducted in 2012.
A significant share of health care spending is done through procurement. Improved procurement strategies and processes provide the opportunity for better health services at lower cost.
In 2002, OECD countries adopted the Recommendation on the Environmental Performance of Public Procurement which advocates setting green targets in procurement and adopting measures to make sure that the targets are met. OECD countries increasingly include environmental objectives in procurement strategies.
Reliable, efficient and affordable energy provision is crucial for national economies and has an enormous impact on the lives of citizens. Even though the production of energy from renewable sources is growing rapidly, fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal remain the main sources of energy worldwide.
The Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement provide governments with guidance in order to achieve value for money, increase transparency and prevent corruption in public procurement.