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OECD Public Governance Reviews
Slovenia: Towards a Strategic and Efficient State
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  20 Jul 2012
Pages: 220 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264173255 , OECD Code: 422012091P1
Price:   €54 | $75 | £48 | ¥7000 | MXN970 , Standard shipping included!
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This book presents a comprehensive review of governance and public management in Slovenia.It identifies how reforms can better reinforce each other in support of overall government objectives and examines reform strategies that have worked in other countries to provide a series of recommendations.

Table of contents:

Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
-Structure of the report
-A note on definitions
Chapter 1. Economic and fiscal context
-Economic context: features of the Slovenian economy
-The size and structure of government revenues and expenditure
-Fiscal consolidation in response to the global financial and economic crisis
-Beyond fiscal consolidation – increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the public service
Chapter 2. Achieving results through integrated strategic planning and budgeting
-Why are linkages between strategic planning and budgeting important?
-Effective strategy development and implementation
-Embedding performance budgeting
-Further simplifying the budget system
Chapter 3. A “fit for purpose” machinery of government and motivated workforce
-Reorganising and rationalising the machinery of government
-Taking a strategic approach to workforce reduction
-Strengthening the use of the performance management system to achieve results
-Developing a whole-of-government vision and strengthening the central HR function
Chapter 4. Strengthening governance and decision making to promote a culture of co-operation and collaboration
-Addressing disconnects at the political and administrative interface
-Establishing a coherent Centre of Government
-Embedding a culture of co-ordination, collaboration and co-operation within the central public administration
Chapter 5. Making reform happen in the Slovenian context
-Issues to overcome in order to make change happen
-The constitutional context: the use of referenda
-The role of social dialogue in public management
-Reform implementation
Annex A. Definitions of bodies/organisations within the Slovenian central public administration and agencies
Annex B. Structure of the central public administration (with agencies)
Annex C. Key messages and recommendations from the 2011 OECD Review of the Slovenian Public Sector Salary System
Annex D. Examples of OECD advice to other EU member countries on the management of EU regulations

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