Public governance

  • 6-July-2016


    Northern Ireland (United Kingdom): Implementing Joined-up Governance for a Common Purpose

    Northern Ireland is currently undertaking public administration reforms organised around three main objectives: improving strategic approaches, improving operational delivery of services to citizens and businesses, and improving engagement with people. This review supports those reforms by providing an assessment and recommendations on a wide range of issues, including strategy-setting and co-ordination, strategic government-wide human resources management, open government, regulatory reform and digital government. It highlights areas where Northern Ireland possesses strengths upon which to build future reforms and suggests actions for the future. This is the first Public Governance Review to be conducted by the OECD at the subnational level.

  • 6-July-2015


    Government at a Glance 2015: Country factsheets

    A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.

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  • 6-October-2014


    How's Life in Your Region - Country Notes

    Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".

  • 5-November-2013


    OECD report measures human cost of crisis; underlines need to invest in well-being

    The global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 23-October-2012


    The role of the Centres of Governments in meeting today’s economic challenges

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes a network of senior officials attending the 31st Centres of Government (COG) meeting held in London. Highlights include the importance of institutions in economic reform through improved co-ordination, outreach and transparency.

  • 23-October-2002

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    Government Capacity to Assure High Quality Regulation in the United Kingdom

    This report on Government capacity to assure high quality regulation analyses the institutional set-up and use of policy instruments in the United Kingdom. It also includes the country-specific policy recommendations developed by the OECD during ...

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