Publications & Documents


  • 7-December-2009

    English

    Regions Matter: Economic Recovery, Innovation and Sustainable Growth

    Recently, OECD countries have promoted a new approach to regional policy. This report reviews the main dimensions of this policy shift, drawing on recent work by OECD including analysis of regional data, policy reviews and case studies.

  • 4-December-2009

    English

    Opening a dialogue with India: A joint OECD-India seminar

    A joint OECD-India seminar on good e-government practices took place in New Delhi. The seminar exchanged experiences focusing on three areas: the impact of the financial and economic crisis on e-government, strengthening leadership and organisation for successful e-government

  • 1-December-2009

    English

    Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 1 - Increasing Transparency through Legislation

    Lobbying can improve policy making by providing valuable insights and data, but it can also result in unfair advantages for vested interests if the process is opaque and standards are lax.‪‪ Lobbying is resource intensive. The financial services sector in the United States spent USD 3.4 billion lobbying the federal government between 1998 and 2008, principally promoting the deregulation of the financial sector. Legions of lobbyists

  • 1-December-2009

    English

    Prudential regulation and competition in financial markets

    This paper examines how a range of stability-oriented regulatory policies for banking and insurance are related to selected stability and competition outcomes in these sectors.

  • 26-November-2009

    English

    Keeping Slovenian public finances on a sustainable path

    This paper examines various aspects of fiscal policy in Slovenia, in particular fiscal consolidation, pension reform, efficiency of government spending and the tax system.

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  • 22-November-2009

    English

    MENA-OECD Business forum and women business leaders summit

    In the context of the economic crisis, reforms can become an effective vehicle for sustained recovery but governments must find the right balance between an effective regulatory and institutional framework and minimising unnecessary red tape. Moreover, governments cannot reset the economy on their own and the contribution of the women and the private sector will be crucial, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 22-November-2009

    English

    Meeting the governance challenges for a stronger, fairer and cleaner economy

    Speaking at the governance forum of the third MENA-OECD ministerial meeting, Mr. Gurría noted that sound regulations and efficient public services are essential for better functioning private markets. He added that governments should ensure integrity, transparency and accountability by modernizing legal frameworks and encourage a more inclusive economy, an economy empowering women.

  • 21-November-2009

    English

    MENA-OECD Ministerial conference

    Opening this event in Marrakesh, Angel Gurría underlined that the economic crisis has not spared the MENA region, with a significant economic contraction and a severe impact on the labour markets. According to the Secretary-General, the MENA-OECD Initiative can serve as a model for effective co-operation in building the global economy of the future.

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  • 11-November-2009

    Chinese

  • 10-November-2009

    English

    Second meeting of OECD-MENA Senior Budget Officials network (4-5 November 2009)

    Under the work programme with Middle East and North African countries (MENA), the second meeting of the OECD-MENA Senior Budget Officials network was held in Doha, Qatar, 4-5 November 2009, hosted by the Qatari authorities.

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