Cities are home to over half of the world’s population. Cities characterise many of today’s global economic and environmental challenges and deliver cost-effective policy responses. Latest news: Policy Perspectives on Cities and Climate Change.
Helping improve public governance and management in European Union Candidate Countries, Potential Candidates, and European Neighbourhood Policy partners is the mission of a joint OECD-EU initiative, the SIGMA programme.
The Good Governance for Development (GfD) in Arab Countries Initiative aims at modernising public governance structures and processes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through dialogue among policy practitioners.
SIGMA is a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union, principally financed by the EU. SIGMA provides assistance to EU candidates and potential candidates and European Neighbourhood Policy beneficiaries (ENP) in their efforts to reform their public administration.
This list provides links to the Internet sites of finance ministries (or equivalent) in OECD member countries and in the observer countries to the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials.
The first of its kind to give fragile states a voice, the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding defines realistic objectives, sets the agenda for international support and helps ensure that aid to fragile states meets specific needs.
Innovation is the main and increasing source of growth in OECD countries. Regions are key players in shaping innovation and in mobilising untapped potential for national growth.
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.
This page provides access to ethics codes and codes of conduct for civil servants of OECD countries and further reading suggestions on the topic.
This page provides links to websites on human resources management.