Publications & Documents


  • 14-December-2010

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    Links to Internet sites of finance ministries (or equivalent)

    This list provides links to the Internet sites of finance ministries (or equivalent) in OECD member countries and in the observer countries to the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials.

  • 14-December-2010

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    Fiscal decentralisation and public investment: The experience of Latin America

    Despite large differences across countries, Latin America’s average investment-to-GDP ratio and the overall quality of infrastructure in the region are relatively low by international comparison.

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  • 14-December-2010

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    Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

    This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

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  • 10-December-2010

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    Denmark: Efficient e-Government for Smarter Public Service Delivery

    This review is the first to analyse e-government at the country level using a revised framework designed to capture the new challenges faced by countries today. It highlights the richness of initiatives and actions taken by Denmark in relation to a number of areas.

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  • 9-December-2010

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    The 2008-09 crisis in Turkey: performance, policy responses and challenges for sustaining the recovery

    Turkey is recovering from its most severe recession in several decades.

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  • 9-December-2010

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    The land transport sector: Policy and performance

    This paper provides a broad overview of policy goals and instruments and commonly used performance and policy indicators related to land transport.

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  • 9-December-2010

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    Meeting of the Public Employment and Management Working Party

    The 2010 annual meeting of the Public Employment and Management Working Party (PEMWP) built on the discussions and the communiqué of the OECD Public Governance Committee at Ministerial level that took place in Venice on 15 November 2010.

  • 9-December-2010

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    Fiscal-consolidation strategies for Canadian governments

    Although Canada remains in an advantageous fiscal position relative to many other OECD countries as the global economy recovers from the 2008/09 recession, the deterioration in the country’s public finances has been substantial.

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  • 9-December-2010

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    Fighting corruption: OECD launches business integrity project in Middle East and North Africa

    The OECD will carry out a three-year project to promote business integrity in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • 29-November-2010

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    Handbook on Contracting Out Government Functions and Services in Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations

    The contracting out of government functions and services to external providers is an established practice in many developed and developing countries. On the one hand, it can offer essential support to states that have to deliver basic services urgently; on the other, it risks bypassing governments and undermining their long-term recovery. The OECD’s Partnership for Democratic Governance was formed in 2007 to gather evidence on this issue.

    This handbook does not take a view for or against contracting out; nor is it a technical manual. The handbook is for field practitioners and government policy makers in countries that are either emerging from conflict or are otherwise considered to be fragile. Its aim is to help them make more informed choices about the types of contracting that are best suited to their country. It is a tool to assess whether contracting out might be a possible way forward – either temporarily or over a longer period of time – for delivering a core service (such as basic education, healthcare, water and sanitation) or a government function (such as managing public finances and human resources). The handbook illustrates these points with the aid of case studies ranging from Afghanistan to Haiti and Liberia.

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