OECD Journal on Budgeting

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1681-2336 (online)
1608-7143 (print)
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The OECD journal on public sector budgeting, published three times per year. It draws on the best of the recent work of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO), as well as special contributions from finance ministries, and makes it available to a wider community in an accessible format. The journal provides insight on leading-edge institutional arrangements, systems and instruments for the allocation and management of resources in the public sector. Now published as a part of the OECD Journal subscription package.

Also available in: French

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07 Dec 2005

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  07 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  Opening Budgets to Public Understanding and Debate
Pamela Gomez, Joel Friedman, Isaac Shapiro
As part of the global movement toward more open government, citizens have become increasingly concerned with obtaining access to accurate, comprehensive and timely information on the budgets of their countries. The International Budget Project developed the Open Budget Questionnaire, a measurement tool to evaluate public access to budget information from the perspective of civil society organisations.
  07 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  Budgeting in Switzerland
Dirk-Jan Kraan, Michael Ruffner
The Swiss budgeting system is characterised by three special features: the political environment; the debt containment rule; and the nature of the federal budget as a transfer budget. Prominent features of the political environment are direct democracy, consensus and federalism.
  07 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  Market-type Mechanisms and the Provision of Public Services
Jón R. Blöndal
Market-type mechanisms are defined as "encompassing all arrangements where at least one significant characteristic of markets is present." In the area of service provision, the prime instruments include outsourcing (contracting out), publicprivate partnerships (PPPs) and vouchers. This article describes each instrument, surveys its use in OECD countries, analyses the key issues involved, and offers an overall assessment.
  07 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  Sustainable Budget Policy
Allen Schick
Concern about fiscal sustainability has been fueled by the projected ageing of populations in OECD countries and the likely surge in government spending on pensions and health care. For the most part, it has not been driven by worries about the current fiscal position of countries.
  07 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  Government Performance
Teresa Curristine
This article concentrates on attempts by OECD countries to introduce performance-based or results-based budgeting and management. The need to enhance public sector performance has become more urgent as governments face mounting demands on public expenditure, calls for higher quality services and, in some countries, a public increasingly unwilling to pay higher taxes.
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