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Government at a Glance 2013
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  14 Jan 2014
Pages: 196 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264201323 , OECD Code: 422013201P1
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Frequency: Biennial   Tables: 10  Charts: 135 

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Government at a Glance 2013 provides readers with a dashboard of key indicators assembled with the goal of contributing to the analysis and international comparison of public sector performance. Indicators on government revenues, expenditures, and employment are provided alongside key output and outcome data in the sectors of education and health. Government at a Glance also includes indicators on key governance and public management issues, such as transparency in governance, regulatory governance, new ways in delivering public services and HRM and compensation practices in the public service. While measuring government performance has long been recognized as playing an important role in increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the public administration, following the economic crisis and fiscal tightening in many member countries, good indicators are needed more than ever to help governments make informed decisions regarding tough choices and help restore confidence in government institutions.


Table of contents:

Preface – Governance matters! 8
Executive summary 9
Reader’s guide 11
Introduction 15
Chapter 1. Trust in government, policy effectiveness and the governance agenda 19
-Introduction 20
-What do we mean by trust in government? 21
-Why does trust in government matter? 21
-Measuring trust in government 23
-Patterns and trends of trust in government in OECD countries 25
-Drivers of trust in government 28
-Conclusion 35
-Bibliography 36
Chapter 2.  Strategic governance 39
-Trust in government 40
-Improving fairness through selected government policies 42
-Rule of law 44
-Risk management 48
-Fiscal sustainability 50
-Public sector efficiency 52
-Public sector cost-effectiveness 56
Chapter 3. Public finance and economics  61
-General government fiscal balance 62
-General government debt 64
-Fiscal balance and debt by level of government 66
-General government revenues 68
-Structure of general government revenues 70
-Revenue structure by level of government 72
-General government expenditures 74
-Structure of general government expenditures (by COFOG function) 76
-Expenditures structure by level of government  78
-Government investment spending 80
-Production costs and outsourcing of general government 82
-Special feature: Central government ICT spending 84
Chapter 4. Budgeting practices and procedures  87
-Fiscal rules 88
-Medium-term expenditure frameworks 90
-Executive budget flexibility 92
-Performance budgeting 94
-Public-private partnerships 96
-Independent fiscal institutions 98
Chapter 5. Public sector employment and pay 101
-Employment in general government and public corporations 102
-General government employment across levels of government 104
-Compensation of senior managers 106
-Compensation of middle managers 108
-Compensation of professionals in central government 110
-Compensation of secretarial staff 112
-Compensation in selected service occupations 114
-Teachers’ salaries 116
Chapter 6. Women in government 119
-Women in general government employment 120
-Women in central government employment 122
-Women in senior administrative positions in central government 124
-Women in politics 126
Chapter 7. Public procurement 129
-Public procurement spending 130
-Innovative tools in public procurement 132
-Strategic public procurement 134
-Fair competition in public procurement and SMEs 136
Chapter 8. Open and inclusive government 139
-Open government data 140
-Conflict of interest and asset disclosure  142
-Budget transparency 144
-Inclusive policy making 146
Chapter 9. Special feature – Serving citizens: Accessibility and quality of public services 149
-Access to public services: Affordability 150
-Uptake of online public services 154
-Responsiveness of public services: Timeliness 158
-Reliability of public services: Ensuring citizens’ rights 162
-Citizen satisfaction with public services 166
Annex A. Methodology for revenue aggregates 169
Annex B. Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG) 170
Annex C. Composite indexes budget practices 172
Annex D.  Methodology and additional notes on compensation of government employees 176
Annex E. Detailed data on conflict-of-interest disclosure 185
Annex F. Members of the Steering Group 189
Glossary 190

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