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  • 10-April-2009

    English

    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Italy

    Rural regions in Italy have some of the highest GDP per capita among OECD countries yet analysis of rural Italy reveals varied economic conditions, an increasing elderly population and a diminished focus on environmental isses. This report looks at the priorities for future rural poli

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  • 7-April-2009

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    Economic Survey of Finland 2010: Paving the way for sustainable public finances

    The costs of the recession and ageing are a challenge to fiscal sustainability. The estimated fiscal sustainability gap has increased from 3 to 8% of GDP due to a sizeable permanent stimulus and lower potential output. A consolidation plan should be articulated now...

  • 7-April-2009

    English

    Focus on Citizens: Public Engagement for Better Policy and Services

    This book provides answers to these questions, and more, based on a survey of governments in 25 countries, 14 in-depth country case studies and 18 opinion pieces from leading civil society and government practitioners.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    Fiscal equalisation

    Fiscal equalisation is a transfer of fiscal resources across jurisdictions to offset disparities in revenue raising capacity or public service cost. It covers on average 2.5% of GDP or 5% of total government expenditure across OECD countries.

  • 3-April-2009

    English

    OECD Joint Learning Studies

    A Joint Learning Study (JLS) is a new and innovative method for sharing knowledge on key policy issues between OECD and non-member countries. This methodology supports integrity and corruption prevention mechanisms defined in the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

  • 3-April-2009

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    The contribution of economic geography to GDP per capita

    Fiscal equalisation is a transfer of fiscal resources across jurisdictions to offset disparities in revenue raising capacity or public service cost. It covers on average 2.5% of GDP or 5% of total government expenditure across OECD countries.

  • 26-March-2009

    English

    Governing Regional Development Policy: The Use of Performance Indicators

    This report examines both the challenges and the opportunities associated with designing and using indicator systems as a tool for the governance of regional development policy.

  • 22-March-2009

    English, , 1,624kb

    Regulatory Reform in China - Executive Summary and Chapter 1

    This is the executive summary and Chapter 1 of the report: Regulatory Reform in China: Defining the Boundary between the Market and the State, release 7 May 2009.

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  • 20-March-2009

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    OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform - China: Defining the Boundary between the Market and the State

    This review on China takes into account the specific reform needs and challenges in China while retaining the benefits of comparing and illustrating Chinese reform challenges with OECD practices. The report focuses on the overall economic context for regulatory reform, the government’s capacity to manage regulatory reform, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. It also examines the regulatory framework in the

  • 20-March-2009

    English

    Government consumption volatility and the size of nations

    The aim of this paper is to analyze the relation between the volatility of government consumption and country size. The results are robust to different time and country samples, different econometric techniques and to several sets of control variables.

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