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The OECD conferenceGlobally Competitive, Locally Engaged - Higher Education and RegionsInternational Conference, took place on 9-21 September 2007 in Valencia, Spain.
This working paper looks at how to shift the policy focus towards reconciling work and family life. Reasons for under-provision in childcare by local governments are discussed and recommendations for further central-government intervention to improve supply are made.
This working paper looks at the challenges facing Hungary's counties and municipalities in modernising local infrastructures as well as dealing with cutbacks to administrative overheads and tough decisions in public services.
"OECD Territorial Reviews: Germany" discusses the challenges and opportunities of German rural areas. It will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, NGOs and others active in rural development.
How are performance-based arrangements at the individual level related to performance management arrangements at higher levels such as the agency or programme level?
Political involvement in administration is essential for the proper functioning of a democracy. Without this an incoming political administration would find itself unable to change policy direction.
This report examines whether the goal of reducing administrative burdens is sufficient in itself for e-government to transform public administrations, and ways governmental cross-level partnerships to deliver ICT-enabled services may simplify the relationship with citizens and businesses.
This study reviews the challenges that urban entrepreneurialism must overcome to maintain and strengthen its relevance in the 21st century.
Red tape is burdensome to companies, inhibits entrepreneurship, and reduces competitiveness.
The OECD network of Senior Budget Officials from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European Countries (CESEE SBO) was established in 2004 in The Hague. Its third meeting took place on 20-21 March 2007 in Vilnius, Lithuania.