Government at a Glance 2011  
branch Table of contents
     Reader's Guide
    I. OECD 50th Anniversary Leveraged Governance: Avoiding Fracture and Getting Results
     Governance as performance: OECD style
    II. Fiscal Consolidation: The Need for Evidence-Based Decision Making
     Most OECD countries are planning reforms to consolidate finances
     Ability of the government to reform under pressure
     Evaluating the quality of planned reforms: Key questions and risks
    III. Public Finance and Economics
1. General government revenues
2. Structure of general government revenues
3. Revenue structure by level of government
4. General government expenditures
5. Structure of general government expenditures (by COFOG function)
6. Expenditures structure by level of government
7. General government expenditures by type
8. Production costs in general government
9. General government investment
10. Final consumption expenditures by government and households
11. Size of general government financial assets and liabilities
12. Government deficits/surpluses
13. General government debt
14. Special feature: Governments' role in promoting R&D
    IV. Strategic Foresight and Leadership
15. Fiscal sustainability
16. Strategic human resources management
17. Senior civil service
18. Political influence in senior staffing
19. Strategic decision making: Ministerial advisors
20. E-government strategies
    V. Employment in General Government and Public Corporations
21. Employment in general government and public corporations
22. General government employment across levels of government
23. Ageing central government workforce
24. Special feature: Public workforce restructuring
    VI. Compensation in Selected Public Sector Occupations
25. Teachers' salaries
26. Doctors' and nurses' salaries
27. Compensation of senior management in central government
28. Compensation of middle management in central government
29. Compensation of professionals in central government
30. Compensation of secretarial staff in central government
    VII. Human Resources Management Practices
31. Delegation in human resources management
32. Staff performance management
33. Industrial relations in central government
34. Working conditions in central government
    VIII. Transparency in Governance
35. Legislative capacity to ensure transparency in the budget process
36. Scope of freedom of information laws
37. Ease of filing a request for public information
38. Proactive disclosure of information
39. Conflict-of-interest disclosure by top decision makers
    IX. Public Procurement
40. Size of public procurement market
41. Transparency in public procurement
42. E-procurement
43. Special feature: Green procurement
    X. Regulatory Governance
44. Regulatory institutional frameworks and oversight
45. Improving the transparency of regulations
46. Preparing for effective compliance and enforcement of regulations
47. Evaluating regulatory performance
    XI. Ways of Delivering Public Services
48. Government outsourcing
49. Uptake of e-government services
50. Special feature: Partnering with citizens in service delivery
    XII. Government Performance Indicators from Selected Sectors
51. Greater fairness through selected government policies
52. Equity in access to education
53. Education outputs
54. Education outcomes
55. Equity in access to health care
56. Health outputs and output-based efficiency measures
57. Health outcomes and expenditures
58. Efficiency of tax administrations
A. Methodology for Revenue Aggregates
B. Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG)
C. Fiscal Consolidation Model Assumptions
D. Methodology and Additional Notes on Compensation of Government Employees
E. Composite Indexes for Human Resources Management Practices
F. Detailed Data on Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure from the 2010 OECD Survey on Integrity
G. Detailed Data from the 2010 OECD Survey on Public Procurement
H. Contextual Factors
I. Members of the Steering Group