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  • 9-April-2015

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    Water can be the source of a brighter future

    From oceans and vast rivers to the spring in the garden, we must safeguard our water as a source of well-being, prosperity and progress.

  • 9-April-2015

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    Diving into empty pools - OECD Insights blog for 7th World Water Forum

    When we think about water scarcity, we tend to focus on drinking water. But in terms of global usage, drinking water accounts for only 8% of water use, with 22% used by industry and 70% for farming and irrigation. Effective water governance must mediate across a broad set of actors and needs that cut across all economic sectors.

  • 18-March-2015

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    The policy maker’s guide to graft - OECD Insights Blog

    Blog written for the OECD Integrity Forum 2015 on “Curbing Corruption – Investing in Growth”. The Forum will expose corruption in its myriad forms, in both the public and private sectors, as part of the OECD CleanGovBiz initiative, supporting governments, business and civil society to build integrity and fight corruption.

  • 1-December-2014

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    Lobbying standards still not where they should be - EU Observer blog

    Opinion piece on lobbying regulation by Rolf Alter, published in the EU Observer.

  • 28-November-2014

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    Lobbying: an opaque activity of dubious integrity? Insights blog

    OECD blog article on the lobbying, written for the launch of the publication "Lobbyists, Government and Public Trust, Volume 3".

  • 22-November-2014

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    An innovative public sector? - Insights Blog

    Over the past couple of years the OECD has been working with countries to develop the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, to help them make the most of innovation. The Observatory puts the experiences of innovators from across the world at everyone’s finger tips.

  • 21-November-2014

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    Trust is all you need... - educationtoday blog

    Trust is the glue that holds societies together. It is essential for most social and economic relations. Since the beginning of the economic crisis, OECD countries have been under pressure to restore trust in their institutions, especially in their governments.

  • 13-November-2014

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    Why reform is the right option

    “Life is full of alternatives but no choice.” G20 leaders at the summit in Brisbane, Australia, in November should reflect on these words by Australian writer Patrick White, a Nobel Laureate, as they prepare their economic strategies for the years to come.

  • 12-November-2014

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    Better policies for better lives: this time, in your region - Insights Blog

    Better policies for better lives: this time, in your region - Insights Blog

  • 2-April-2014

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    Building up trust

    In 2008, a Gallup poll reported that, on average, less than half of the OECD population trusted their government. The crisis worsened the situation with a decline of four additional percentage points since then. Public actors and institutions have been blamed for their failure to cope with the crisis and for the impact it has had on people’s lives.

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