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The 29th Annual Meeting of Senior Budget Officials (SBO) was hosted by the Austrian Ministry of Finance and took place in Vienna on 2-3 June 2008.
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The world is rapidly transforming and a number of dynamic emerging economies,including South Africa, have become major players and trading partners with the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). In this context, the OECD Members have recognised the need for theOrganisation to become more open and relevant in order to realise its strategicgoal of becoming an important hub for dialogue on globally
In a context of fiscal surpluses,the Canadian government has been: markedly reducing corporate income and capital taxes; providing more personal tax relief especially at lower incomes and above all for saving; and cutting the federal value added tax (GST).
- Economic survey of Canada 2008
This report draws on the work of the OECD, which has published extensively on the RIA practices of OECD members. In addition, it draws upon and references relevant literature covering different aspects of RIA design and implementation including case studies and research papers, as well as international technical analyses prepared by international organisations, government and academic institutions, and consulting firms working on
An international conference on performance budgeting was held in Mexico City on 9-10 June 2008, organised by the Mexican Ministry of Finance, the Mexican Center for Research and Teaching in Social Sciences, the OECD, the World Bank, the IADB, and the UK Department for International Development.<
The debate about how to achieve value for money in the delivery of government services is important and ongoing. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are one option for service delivery. This book discusses important issues for countries that use PPPs or are considering their use.
This review analyses the challenges of strengthening regulatory governance in Brazil to improve economic growth, with appropriate regulatory frameworks for core infrastructure sectors.
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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.