Publications & Documents


  • 3-November-2009

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    Achieving higher performance: Enhancing spending efficiency in health and education in Mexico

    Despite progress over the past two decades Mexico’s health and education indicators remain well below the average of the OECD and some of its Latin American emerging market peers.

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  • 30-October-2009

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    Symposium of the Regulatory Policy Committee, 6 November 2009

    A symposium was held on 6 November 2009 to discuss strategic directions for the future of regulatory reform. Current and emerging regulatory policy challenges are truly global.

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  • 30-October-2009

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Toronto, Canada

    The review proposes a new sustainable competitiveness agenda to enhance productivity in Toronto. This agenda could focus on innovation, cultural diversity and infrastructure; and apply a green lens to policies.

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  • 15-October-2009

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    Towards Better Schools and More Equal Opportunities for Learning in Italy

    Compulsory school education in Italy produces poor results in terms of 15-year-olds’ performance on PISA tests, compared with other OECD countries, despite a relatively high level of expenditure, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 15-October-2009

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    Iceland: Challenging Times for Monetary and Fiscal Policies (Economics Department Working Paper 726)

    This working paper discusses what policy makers should do in order to restore balance in the Icelandic economy and lay out the foundations for a sustainable recovery.

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  • 12-October-2009

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    Rethinking e-Government Services: User-centred Approaches

    This report boradly describes the shift in governments' focus on e-government development – from a government-centric to a user-centric approach. It gives a comprehensive overview of challenges to user take-up of e-government services in OECD countries and ways of improving them.

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  • 12-October-2009

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    OECD member countries support the one-stop shop Tuempresa.gob.mx

    Mexico introduced the one-stop shop "tuempresa.gob.mx" to simplify administrative procedures to start-up a business in Mexico and to facilitate better interaction between individuals and the goverment.

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  • 6-October-2009

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  • 5-October-2009

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    Mind the Gaps: Managing Mutual Dependence in Relations among Levels of Government

    OECD member and non-member governments are actively looking for ways to facilitate and improve the relationships among levels of government. These relationships lie between the central and sub-national levels, as well as among peer levels.

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  • 1-October-2009

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    Managing the crisis: from recovery policies to long-term reforms

    In his annual speech to the Centres of Governments network, Mr. Gurría reminded that this group is becoming more and more important as decision makers in OECD countries and beyond are being confronted by a combination of policy challenges of unprecedented size and complexity. According to the OECD Secretary-General, these challenges can only be addressed successfully if governments act together and learn from each other.

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