Government at a Glance 2011

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This second edition of Government at a Glance more than doubles the number of available indicators of OECD governments’ performance. The indicators compare the political and institutional frameworks of government across OECD countries as well as government revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They also include indicators describing government policies and practices on integrity, e-government and open government, and introduce several composite indexes summarising key aspects of public management practices in human resources management, budgeting, procurement, and regulatory management. For each figure, the book provides a dynamic link (StatLink) which direct the user to a web page where corresponding data are available in Excel® format. The report also offers two special chapters, on leveraged governance and on the policy implications of fiscal consolidation.

The 58 data sets of member and partner countries in this 2011 edition of Government at a Glance include the first ever international comparison of public sector pay for selected professions and public service occupations, which points to a fairly egalitarian pay structure in the public sector;  estimations of country-specific fiscal consolidation requirements, which have been found to be large in many countries; the level of disclosure of private interests in the three branches of government; and  the implementation gap of Open Government policies to promote transparency, efficiency and trust.

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Fiscal Consolidation Model Assumptions

This annex provides information regarding the assumptions underlying the model utilised to calculate the estimated fiscal consolidation efforts required by governments to stabilise and reduce public debt as a ratio of GDP by 2026. The model estimates the fiscal consolidation efforts required to stabilise or reduce gross debt-to-GDP ratios. The size of these efforts may differ in terms of net debt-to-GDP ratios. The assumptions underpin the data presented in Indicator 15 of Chapter IV (Strategic Foresight and Leadership). Data for Indicator 15, as well as the information presented here, are drawn from the Preliminary Version of the OECD Economic Outlook, No. 89 released in May 2011 and are subject to revision in future Outlook publications.

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