Government at a Glance 2015
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Government at a Glance 2015

Government at a Glance 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, health and justice. Government at a Glance also includes indicators on key governance and public management issues, such as transparency in governance, regulatory governance, public procurement and the implementation of employment and remuneration reforms since 2009. 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.

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Regulators are bodies that are empowered by law and have regulatory powers to achieve policy outcomes such as the security of food, public health or the provision of electricity or water to consumers. They play a key role in the overall governance of a sector, service or industry through the delivery of government policies and regulations to achieve positive outcomes for society, the environment and the economy. Having the right governance structures, good regulatory practices and institutional arrangements in place is not only important for the performance of the regulator, but it also assists to create and maintain trust in public institutions and more generally in the rule of law. This includes the regulator’s legal objectives, powers, accountability requirements and the regulator’s independence from undue influence.

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