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  • 15-January-2016

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    Humanitarian Assistance

    The OECD DAC measures and monitors development finance targeting humanitarian assistance.

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  • 8-December-2015

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    Regional Studies Association Institutional Ambassador Award

    The Regional Development Policy Division was honoured to have been selected by the Regional Studies Association (RSA) to receive the Institutional Ambassador Award 2015 on 18 November. The award is in recognition of the high calibre of reports and measurement tools produced by the Regional Development Policy Committee and its supporting Working Parties.

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  • 29-October-2015

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    When Disaster Strikes, Who Pays?

    Governments find it hard to make financial plans for disasters, and that’s not just because disasters are unpredictable and outsized. It’s because post-disaster demands on governments are also unpredictable, driven by public and political pressure.

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  • 13-October-2015

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    The time-travelling policy maker

    On the eve of the launch of the OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook, Bill Below looks at the world of intertemporal policy trade-offs and why it can be difficult for politicians to focus on longer-term regulatory projects.

  • 21-August-2015

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    Reaching Maturity in Government Use of Social Media

    Blog post reviewing the recent trends in the use of social media by governments. The article includes a look at the the top 30 government Twitter a/c's and the fastest growing accounts.

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  • 12-August-2015

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    Towards sustainable public finances

    Government debt has risen sharply in most OECD countries. The OECD-wide gross debt-to-GDP ratio increased from 73% of GDP in 2007 to 111% in 2013, the highest ratio since the aftermath of the Second World War. Taking into account various criteria, the OECD suggests that gross debt above about 80% of GDP has detrimental consequences for growth.

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  • 10-August-2015

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    Creating Cultures of Integrity, OECD Insights blog

    There are concrete steps that can be taken in achieving a culture of integrity. To achieve this, we work with countries to adopt a whole-of-society approach. That means all stakeholders, public, private and civil society, must work together to make it happen.

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  • 27-July-2015

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    Public Governance: A matter of trust

    In this post-crisis period, restoring trust in governments is essential to reinforce and consolidate the foundations of modern states. It is also a necessary condition for governments to successfully carry out public sector reforms. But where do we stand on citizen's trust?

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  • 29-May-2015

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    Open Government Data: Shedding light on government, one dataset at a time

    OECD Insights Blog on the benefits to governments that pursue open government data initiatives.

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  • 28-May-2015

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    Improving water safety and global prosperity: Preparedness, participation and return

    In January of this year I visited the Mexican state of Tabasco– a state crossed by rivers and facing the Gulf of Mexico. The state’s population has doubled over the past 30 years and its economy relies heavily on oil and natural gas resources. It has its challenges as well: unemployment, poverty and a lack of resources.

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