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The 27th Annual Meeting of Senior Budget Officials took place in Sydney, Australia, on 5-6 June 2006.
Cities are important generators of wealth, employment and productivity growth and often quoted as the engines of their national economies.
Rural regions in OECD countries are important economically and demographically. Increasing globalisation, improved communications and reduced transportation costs are drivers of economic change in rural areas. However, promoting rural development poses numerous policy and governance challenges.
OECD work on regional development covers a number of inter-related fields: regional competitiveness, multi-level governance, urban and metropolitan policy and rural development.
Recent work is focusing on the contractual approach of multi-level governance, the design of grants transferred from central to sub national levels of government and the variety of agreements between municipalities.
OECD work on regional competitiveness addresses both the measurement of regional performance through regional statistics and indicators using the OECD Regional Database and policies to address key factors that can improve the competitiveness of regions.
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Economic Outlook No. 79, Chapter 3. This special chapter addresses the following questions: How much will ageing boost public health and long-term care expenditures over the next 50 years? What other factors influence spending and how are they likely to evolve? Which role could policies play in containing future spending pressures?
6th meeting of the SBO Network on Financial Management.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB, formerly the Public Sector Committee, PSC) focusses on the accounting and financial reporting needs of national, regional and local governments.
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In recent years several trends have reinforced the link between domestic regulatory environment and international market openness. This report focusses on enhancing market openness through regulatory reform in Switzerland.