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Accountability is now acknowledged as an important element in good governance in the public sector. The term itself is complex, covering many aspects including: the move from accounting to accountability; the need to increase transparency; the importance of the political interface; the distinction between internal and external accountability; the use of accountability information; the interaction of accountability systems with other
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This article describes the history of performance management in the United States government, including the Budget and Performance Integration initiative (BPI), the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), and the dedicated Internet site www.ExpectMore.gov.
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
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The United States’ private pension funds have been heavily hit by the financial crisis, with real losses of 26.2% in 2008... Nearly one in four US seniors live in poverty on international measures. This is the fifth highest old-age poverty in the OECD countries just under double the OECD average
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This report inventories eco-innovation policies in the US. Similar reports are available on selected non-EU OECD members: Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand and Turkey. They complement national roadmaps developed by EU member states under the Env. Technology Action Plan.
Despite progress in recent years, there is growing evidence that OECD countries are not on track to reach some of their key environmental goals. This report examines the strategies and instruments that governments use to ensure compliance with pollution prevention and control regulations.
In 2008-11, 14 regions in 11 countries underwent the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional Development aiming to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions.
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Adult height, health care, net national income, child poverty, fertility, eating time and leisure time of men and women, etc. Society at a Glance 2009 also provides a special chapter examines leisure time across
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
This report examines both the challenges and the opportunities associated with designing and using indicator systems as a tool for the governance of regional development policy.