Being effective in government depends on navigating a complex multi-layered edifice, with different hierarchies, committees, and reporting structures within departments and ministries, and between national and local authorities. Explaining exactly how intergovernmental relations work is particularly problematic where taxation and public spending is concerned.
On 19 September 1893 New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to grant the right to vote to all adult women. New Zealand's Permanent Representative to the OECD Rosemary Banks says the 120th anniversary of this decision is an time to reflect on that achievement.
Apparently, the United States enjoys a surplus of deficits. President Obama’s first State of the Union address warned that we are weakened and endangered not only by our financial deficit, but also by a deficit in trust.
by Charles Jenkins, Writer, Commentator and former Director of Western Europe Country Analysis, Economist Intelligence Unit, London. The EU’s crisis has as much to do with leadership and solidarity as resolving fiscal and debt problems. It is time to dispense with caricatures and write the next chapter in the EU’s ongoing history. And for that, clear and transparent data will be needed.
A return to growth is essential to leave the crisis behind. But the path to growth will be difficult for governments if they do not rebuild trust with their citizens.
Individual freedom can only exist within the social context in which people live, and among the ways in which it is possible to exercise this freedom, that of respecting democratic rules deserves a special place.
OECD signed agreement for a peer review with the Comptroller General of Chile
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This study provides a critical literature review of the theory and quantitative evidence of the impact of regulatory policy. It surveys the literature on existing attempts at measuring the contribution of regulatory policy to improved performance.
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This paper examines country practices for measuring the performance of regulatory policy, and develops options for a set of indicators that OECD countries can use for their regulatory policy evaluation. It appraises a large number of regulatory indicators by using a set of criteria, suggesting how and when they should be adopted, and for which purpose.
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This paper develops a framework for systematically evaluating the performance of regulations and regulatory policies. It discusses the complexity of attributing changes in economic or welfare outcomes to changes in regulation and regulatory policy and shows the categories of measures for evaluating regulatory policies.