Measuring government performance – new report launches 9.00 a.m. Thursday 14 November


07/11/2013 - The global economic crisis has shaken public confidence in governments.


The OECD’s latest Government at a Glance report looks at what governments can do to improve their effectiveness and efficiency while meeting the needs of citizens. It provides a dashboard of more than 50 indicators measuring government performance across the 34 member countries of the OECD.


A news briefing on the report will take place at 9.00 a.m. Thursday 14 November 2013 at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris. It will be presented by Rolf Alter, OECD Director of Public Governance and Territorial Development and Joe Wild, Chair of the OECD’s Public Governance Committee.


The latest edition of the report includes new topics such  Strategic Governance, with indicators on trust in institutions, risk management and the rule of law; Women in Government which analyses the participation of women in all areas of public life; and Serving Citizens, based on aspects such as access, responsiveness, reliability and satisfaction. Recent surveys carried out on budget practices and procedures, performance budgeting, public procurement and compensation have contributed to a renewed set of indicators on these topics.


To register for the news briefing or to request a copy of the report under embargo until 09.00 Paris time Thursday 14 November,  journalists are invited to contact:


More information, including country data for all 34 OECD member countries, multilingual summaries and animated graphs, will be available at


For queries or interview requests, please contact Ms. Zsuzsanna Lonti (, tel. + 33 1 45 24 16 39), or the OECD Media Division (, tel. +33 1 45 24 97 00).


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