In his remarks, Mr. Gurría highlighted that reforms to promote more competitive product markets have been deeper in Spain than in the average of OECD country by reducing state control over enterprises in the business domain and lowering barriers to enterprise, foreign trade and investment.
Six studies that examine how border bottlenecks affect trade and investment flows, how these bottlenecks might be reduced, and whether the expense involved is worth it.
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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
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The publication complements and expands the policy dialogue initiated at the seminar on “Administrative Simplification: Overcoming Barriers to Implementation” that took place in Cairo, Egypt on 18-19 June 2008. This seminar was held in the framework of the Good Governance for Development (GfD) in Arab Countries Initiative. The goal is to disseminate knowledge about barriers encountered to the implementation of administrative
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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.
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This indicator questionnaire is a revision of the 1998 regulatory indicator questionnaire on government capacity to produce high quality regulation.
Unemployment in South Africa is extremely high and unevenly distributed, being concentrated among young less skilled blacks.
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This paper analyses China’s trade policy environment following China's entry into the WTO. It examines China's role in international processing activities and the impact of China’s integration into world’s goods and services markets on selected OECD countries using a general equilibrium mode
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This document presents the results of the first five self-assessments that have taken place using the Integrated Checklist on Regulatory Reform.
This report, the first OECD study to analyse the successes and challenges of both administrative simplification and e-government in a national context, analyses Portugal's simplication programme, assesses its implications for the public sector and service delivery, and makes proposals for action