Publications & Documents


10-August-2007

English

Meeting the Challenges of Decentralisation in France

Despite France’s previously well deserved reputation as a highly centralised state, a significant number of responsibilities have been devolved to regional and local government over the past two decades. The process has not been easy, as is discussed in this working paper.

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9-August-2007

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Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in France (Economics Department Working Paper No. 569)

Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.

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17-July-2007

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Globally Competitive, Locally Engaged - Higher Education and Regions, 19-21 September 2007, Valencia, Spain

The OECD conferenceGlobally Competitive, Locally Engaged - Higher Education and RegionsInternational Conference, took place on 9-21 September 2007 in Valencia, Spain.

16-July-2007

English

Family Policy in Hungary: How to Improve the Reconciliation Between Work and Family?

This working paper looks at how to shift the policy focus towards reconciling work and family life. Reasons for under-provision in childcare by local governments are discussed and recommendations for further central-government intervention to improve supply are made.

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16-July-2007

English

Encouraging Sub-national Government Efficiency in Hungary (Economics Department Working Paper 565)

This working paper looks at the challenges facing Hungary's counties and municipalities in modernising local infrastructures as well as dealing with cutbacks to administrative overheads and tough decisions in public services.

3-July-2007

English

OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Germany

"OECD Territorial Reviews: Germany" discusses the challenges and opportunities of German rural areas. It will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, NGOs and others active in rural development.

1-July-2007

English

Performance-based Arrangements for Senior Civil Servants OECD and other Country Experiences. OECD Working Papers on Public Governance No.5

How are performance-based arrangements at the individual level related to performance management arrangements at higher levels such as the agency or programme level?

1-July-2007

English

Study on the Political Involvement in Senior Staffing and on the Delineation of Responsibilities Between Ministers and Senior Civil Servants, OECD Working Papers on Public Governance No. 6

Political involvement in administration is essential for the proper functioning of a democracy. Without this an incoming political administration would find itself unable to change policy direction.

18-June-2007

English

OECD e-Government Studies: Netherlands

This report examines whether the goal of reducing administrative burdens is sufficient in itself for e-government to transform public administrations, and ways governmental cross-level partnerships to deliver ICT-enabled services may simplify the relationship with citizens and businesses.

8-June-2007

English

Competitive Cities: A New Entrepreneurial Paradigm in Spatial Development

This study reviews the challenges that urban entrepreneurialism must overcome to maintain and strengthen its relevance in the 21st century.

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