Breaking Out of Policy Silos
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Breaking Out of Policy Silos

Doing More with Less

In the context of the economic recovery and public budget cuts, policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. Government intervenes in a myriad of ways at the local level, and rarely are these interventions co-ordinated effectively. Most of us are familiar with policy "silos". Such divisions are often taken for granted, blamed on historical working relationships ("it has always been like that") and organisational cultures ("they don’t work like we do").  However these divisions come at a cost. The issues and challenges facing local communities are often complex, and require a holistic approach to be resolved. This book provides concrete advice to policy makers at both national and local levels on how to better align policies, reduce duplication and waste, and "do more with less". It is based on comparative analysis of 11 countries in Australisia, Europe and North America and combines rankings on where countries stand in terms of the integration of employment, skills and economic development policies, with concrete examples of successful policy integration on the ground.

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Publication Date :
29 Oct 2010
DOI :
10.1787/9789264094987-en
 
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OECD
Pages :
85–91
DOI :
10.1787/9789264094987-7-en

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Denmark has a unique "flexicurity model" in which low barriers in hiring and firing (flexibility) is the foundation of the model and is supplemented by a high level of compensation (security) to the unemployed. This model constitutes a central element in the Danish welfare state model and has a strong influence on the design of employment, skills and economic development in the country.