Publications & Documents


  • 13-February-2009

    English

    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Spain

    Spain has recently undertaken a major reform of its rural policies. This new framework creates a multi-sectoral and place-based “rural policy of state”, making Spain better equipped to address the challenges and opportunities of rural areas.

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  • 11-February-2009

    English

    Economic Survey of Hungary 2010: Sustaining the momentum of fiscal reform

    The fiscal deficit has been gradually brought down even in the midst of a deep recession, pro-cyclical fiscal tightening continued. Fiscal sustainability is aimed to be restored by the recent reforms.

  • 10-February-2009

    English

    Health Care Reform in the United States

    In spite of improvements, on various measures of health outcomes the United States appears to rank relatively poorly among OECD countries. Health expenditures, in contrast, are significantly higher than in any other OECD country.

  • 9-February-2009

    English

    Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic 2009: Achieving fiscal flexibility and safeguarding sustainability

    Euro area entry calls for more fiscal flexibility to absorb cyclical shocks that cannot be dealt with by the common monetary policy. At the same time fiscal consolidation must not be put at risk, especially given rising ageing related costs.

  • 4-February-2009

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    Overcoming Barriers to Administrative Simplification Strategies

    This guide draws on the experience of, and policy dialogue between, member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Middle East and North African countries (MENA). It reviews common barriers to designing and implementing a strategy for administrative simplification and offers 22 approaches to overcome them, providing a synthesis of good practices among policy makers and practitioners working

  • 28-January-2009

    English, , 423kb

    1998 indicators questionnaire

    This questionnaire was used to produce a series of comparative regulatory indicators, covering regulatory frameworks, impacts and performance of regulated activities across the OECD members.

  • 28-January-2009

    English, , 399kb

    2005 indicators questionnaire

    This indicator questionnaire is a revision of the 1998 regulatory indicator questionnaire on government capacity to produce high quality regulation.

  • 27-January-2009

    English

    Making the most of Norwegian schools

    Traditionally, the Norwegian compulsory education system has focused strongly on the linked goals of equal opportunities to learn, comprehensive and inclusive education.

  • 26-January-2009

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Copenhagen, Denmark

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Copenhagen, Denmark aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness and governance of the metropolitan region of Copenhagen.

  • 23-January-2009

    English, , 799kb

    Financial crises: Past lessons and policy implications

    This overview paper examines the financial crisis in light of past country experience and economic theory and draws preliminary policy recommendations.

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