OECD Working Papers on Public Governance

Social Media Use by Governments
1993-4351 (online)
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Selected studies on public governance policy prepared for use within the OECD. These papers address such issues as pensions, ageing, management, pay and decentralistion in the public sector.
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  N° 26   22 Dec 2014 Click to Access: 
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Social Media Use by Governments
Arthur Mickoleit
This working paper takes a comparative snapshot of social media use in and by OECD governments. The focus is on government institutions, as opposed to personalities, and how they manage to capture the opportunities of new social media platforms to deliver better public services and to create...
  N° 25   24 Oct 2014 Click to Access: 
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Good Governance and National Well-being
John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Shawn Grover, Shun Wang
The paper was prepared by John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Shawn Grover and Shun Wang in collaboration with Mario Marcel, Martin Forst and Tatyana Teplova. This paper has three main objectives. The first is to review existing studies of the links between good governance and subjective...
  N° 24   17 Dec 2013 Click to Access: 
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The Use of Social Media in Risk and Crisis Communication
Cécile Wendling, Jack Radisch, Stephane Jacobzone
This report highlights the changing landscape of risk and crisis communications and in particular how social media can be a beneficial tool, but also create challenges for crisis managers. It explores different practices of risk and crisis communications experts related to the use of social...
  N° 23   29 Aug 2013 Click to Access: 
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OECD Risk Management
Charles Baubion
Governments are confronted with crises that may spread beyond national borders and trigger significant economic knock-on effects. Managing crises is a key responsibility for governments, which have a crucial role to play to strengthen the resilience of their population, communities and...
  N° 22   27 May 2013 Click to Access: 
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Open Government Data
Barbara Ubaldi
Open Government Data (OGD) initiatives, and in particular the development of OGD portals, have proliferated since the mid-2000s both at central and local government levels in OECD and non OECD countries. Understanding the preconditions that enable the efficient and effective implementation of...
  N° 21   03 Apr 2013 Click to Access: 
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The Government Workforce of the Future
Oscar Huerta Melchor
Strategic workforce planning is gradually becoming a key priority and core management practice for public sector employees in OECD countries. In times of limited resources, governments are required to demonstrate workforce planning capability to meet current and future challenges for service...
  N° 20   01 May 2012 Click to Access: 
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Manual: Public Finance and Employment Database
Dirk-Jan Kraan, Alessandro Lupi, Emmanuel Job
The Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate of the OECD has developed a database of public expenditures according to spending purpose. The classification used resembles closely the international COFOG classification and is...
  N° 19   01 Feb 2011 Click to Access: 
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Strengthening the Institutional Setting for Regulatory Reform
Cesar Cordova-Novion, Stéphane Jacobzone
This Working Paper analyses the institutional setting for regulatory reform. It is the first comprehensive analysis of regulatory oversight bodies. The analysis adopts a functional approach through four core functions: i) oversight of the rule-making process; ii) assisting rule makers in their...
  N° 18   01 Apr 2010 Click to Access: 
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Successful Practices and Policies to Promote Regulatory Reform and Entrepreneurship at the Sub-national Level
Jacobo Pastor García Villarreal
This report is part of the OECD-Mexico initiative "Strengthening of Economic Competition and Regulatory Improvement for Competitiveness". It summarises the findings of several case studies on best practices to promote regulatory reform and entrepreneurship at the sub-national level. It has...
  N° 17   17 May 2010 Click to Access: 
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Assessing the Impact of Regulatory Management Systems
Stéphane Jacobzone, Faye Steiner, Erika Lopez Ponton, Emmanuel Job
This Working Paper presents preliminary analytical estimates using the 1998 and 2005 surveys of indicators of systems for the management of regulatory quality. Two broad dimensions are found in regulatory management systems using Factor Analysis, and Principal Component Analysis. The first...
  N° 16   17 Dec 2009 Click to Access: 
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Tools for Regulatory Quality and Financial Sector Regulation
Julia Black, Stéphane Jacobzone
This report provides a comparative perspective on the application of quality regulation principles to financial sector regulators, in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and France. The report compares key provisions of the codes of the Basle Committee and IOSCO, with the OECD's 2005 Guiding...
  N° 14   05 Oct 2009 Click to Access: 
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Mind the Gaps: Managing Mutual Dependence in Relations among Levels of Government
Claire Charbit, Maria Varinia Michalun
OECD member and non-member governments are actively looking for ways to facilitate and improve the relationships among levels of government. These relationships lie between the central and sub-national levels, as well as among peer levels (i.e., among ministries, across regions, between...
  N° 13   01 June 2009 Click to Access: 
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Multi-Level Regulatory Governance
Delia Rodrigo, Lorenzo Allio, Pedro Andres-Amo
Multi-level regulatory governance is becoming a priority in many OECD countries. High quality regulation at a certain level of government can be compromised by poor regulatory policies and practices at other levels, impacting negatively on the performance of economies and on business and...
  N° 12   01 Dec 2008 Click to Access: 
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Managing Change in OECD Governments
Oscar Huerta Melchor
This paper argues that reform and change are generally used as interchangeable concepts but that is not always appropriate as reforms do not always produce change and changes are not always the product of reform efforts. This study draws on the notion of receptivity to explain the practice of...
  N° 10   01 May 2008 Click to Access: 
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Regulatory Institutions
Donato de Rosa, Nick Malyshev
The paper develops an architecture for regulatory institutions that could be feasible in the current Russian context. The paper examines two specific areas: first, establishing a regulatory oversight unit, located at the centre of government, responsible for the strategic co-ordination of...
  N° 9   01 Jan 2007 Click to Access: 
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Regulatory Management Systems Across OECD Countries
Stéphane Jacobzone, Gregory Bounds, Chang-won Choi, Claire Miguet
This Working Paper is structured in two sections. The first section presents the contributions and limits of composite indicators of regulatory management systems. The second section provides an overview of regulatory management systems, including regulatory policies, institutions, processes...
  N° 8   01 Feb 2008 Click to Access: 
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Employment in Government in the Perspective of the Production Costs of Goods and Services in the Public Domain
Elsa Pilichowski, Edouard Turkisch
One of the activities of the Public Governance Committee is the development of comparable data and indicators of good government and efficient public services. An ongoing element is the development of a new methodology to gather comparable data on public employment. Achieving a consistent and...
  N° 7   01 Jan 2008 Click to Access: 
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Towards Government at a Glance
Zsuzsanna Lonti, Matt Woods
This is the second in a series of three annual papers that the OECD is publishing in preparation for its major biennial publication, Government at a Glance. This paper focuses on two main themes: (1) the identification of core data for Government at a Glance, and (2) the publication of existing...
  N° 6   01 July 2007 Click to Access: 
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Study on the Political Involvement in Senior Staffing and on the Delineation of Responsibilities Between Ministers and Senior Civil Servants
Alex Matheson, Boris Weber, Nick Manning, Emmanuelle Arnould
Political involvement in administration is essential for the proper functioning of a democracy. Without this an incoming political administration would find itself unable to change policy direction. However public services need protection against being misused for partisan purposes, they need...
  N° 5   01 July 2007 Click to Access: 
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Performance-based Arrangements for Senior Civil Servants OECD and other Country Experiences
Anne Ketelaar, Nick Manning, Edouard Turkisch
How are performance-based arrangements at the individual level related to performance management arrangements at higher levels such as the agency or programme level? The report aims to provide practical lessons and insights into performance-based arrangements for senior civil servants, derived...
  N° 4   01 Sep 2007 Click to Access: 
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Indicators of Regulatory Management Systems
Stéphane Jacobzone, Chang - wong Choi, Claire Miguet
This report presents detailed results on the quality of regulatory management systems, following the survey conducted in 2005-6. The goal of this report is to compare regulatory quality assurance systems; to measure progress and understand trends over time across countries, and to identify...
  N° 3   01 Apr 2007 Click to Access: 
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Governance of Decentralised Pay Setting in Selected OECD Countries
Knut Rexed, Chris Moll, Nick Manning, Jennifer Allain
The need for more differentiated pay setting in the public sector is probably the most important driver behind decentralisation. Both the labour market and the public activities have become less homogeneous, and public administrations need – just like any other employer – to develop pay-setting...
  N° 2   01 Feb 2007 Click to Access: 
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Public Sector Pensions and the Challenge of an Ageing Public Service
Jonathan Kings, Edouard Turkisch, Nick Manning
The consequences of an ageing workforce are magnified in the public sector because it generally has an older demographic profile than the private sector (OECD, 2006). The challenge of attracting and retaining capacity within the public service as large numbers of experienced public servants...
  N° 1   01 Feb 2007 Click to Access: 
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Towards Better Measurement of Government
This Working Paper compiles a set of recent comparable OECD data on revenues, inputs, and public sector processes and proposes a way forward in data collection. It is the first of three annual Working Papers as the Public Governance and Territorial Development (GOV) Directorate of the OECD...
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