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This review analyses how a paradigm shift in regional policy, building on the knowledge of both public and private stakeholders in regions (ranging from dynamic coastal urban areas to lagging inland areas), could help Portugal fully exploit its potential for sustainable development.
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This report assesses progress made since 2000 and analyses many of the lessons of implementation of regulatory reform. It also highlights possible responses to current challenges (ageing society, future welfare needs) and includes a new special chapter on tertiary education.
Governments which are successful at reforming empower their people to make the most of globalisation, creating a favourable environment for education, for business, for innovation and for sustainable development, according to Mr. Gurría.
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 fourth meeting took place on 9-10 April 2008 in Bucharest, Romania.
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.