Publications & Documents


  • 25-June-2013

    English

    How's life in your region?

    The answer to the question "how's life?" may depend on what region you live in. Since factors that determine well-being can vary dramatically across the same country, national averages may not provide the full picture of how life is being lived in all regions. The OECD is compiling well-being indicators across regions to help improve local and regional policies.

  • 21-June-2013

    English

    Better civil justice systems can boost investment, competition, innovation and growth, OECD says

    Well-functioning judicial systems play a crucial role in determining economic performance – notably by guaranteeing the security of property rights and the enforcement of contracts – but not all countries’ judiciaries operate at the same level of efficiency.

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  • 13-June-2013

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  • 11-June-2013

    Spanish

    México debe incrementar su inversion en la prevención del riesgo de desatres para así apoyar su desarrollo sustentable

    Mexico enfrenta una amplia variedad de amenazas naturales de manera regular, las cuales incluyen sismos, tormentas tropicales e inundaciones. A través de los años, el Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil ha mejora sus medidas de preparación tanto insituticonales como operacionales para el manejo de eventos perturbadores.

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  • 11-June-2013

    English

    Mexico must invest more in disaster risk prevention to support sustainable development

    Mexico regularly faces a wide range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, tropical storms and floods. Over the years, the National Civil Protection System has improved its institutional and operational preparedness to manage these disruptive events. But more can be done to avoid future losses and at the same time support sustainable economic development.

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  • 11-June-2013

    English

    Review of the Mexican National Civil Protection System

    The OECD Review of the Mexican National Civil Protection System looks at the co-ordination of multiple actors across central government, public and private industries, and state and local governments for the effective management of hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

  • 11-June-2013

    English

    The 90% public debt threshold: the rise and fall of a stylised fact

    This paper puts the original Reinhart-Rogoff dataset, made public by Herndon et al. (2013), to a formal econometric test to pin down debt thresholds endogenously. We show that the nonlinear relation from debt to growth is not very robust.

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  • 31-May-2013

    English

    Fiscal federalism and its impact on economic activity, public investment and the performance of educational systems

    Intergovernmental fiscal frameworks usually reflect fundamental societal choices and history and are not foremost geared towards achieving economic policy objectives. Yet, like most institutional arrangements, fiscal relations affect the behaviour of firms, households and governments and thereby economic activity.

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  • 31-May-2013

    English

    Trust in leaders

    Apparently, the United States enjoys a surplus of deficits. President Obama’s first State of the Union address warned that we are weakened and endangered not only by our financial deficit, but also by a deficit in trust.

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  • 31-May-2013

    English

    Poland: Implementing Strategic-State Capability

    This report proposes a practical, country-based framework for developing good governance indicators for programmes funded by the European Union in Poland. The concepts presented and the challenges discussed are, however, relevant to a wide range of OECD member and non-member countries in the development of indicators-based performance measurement systems.

     
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