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Government at a Glance 2013

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Government at a Glance 2013 provides readers with a dashboard of key indicators assembled with the goal of contributing to the analysis and international comparison of public sector performance. Indicators on government revenues, expenditures, and employment are provided alongside key output and outcome data in the sectors of education and health. Government at a Glance also includes indicators on key governance and public management issues, such as transparency in governance, regulatory governance, new ways in delivering public services and HRM and compensation practices in the public service. While measuring government performance has long been recognized as playing an important role in increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the public administration, following the economic crisis and fiscal tightening in many member countries, good indicators are needed more than ever to help governments make informed decisions regarding tough choices and help restore confidence in government institutions.

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Compensation in selected service occupations

Central government employees in service occupations work on the front line interacting with users of public services. Data are included for occupations related to law and order and tax administration: police inspectors and detectives (called police inspectors), police officers, immigration officers, customs inspectors and tax inspectors. Though all countries have employees in charge of these tasks, some of these functions are also carried out by sub‑central governments. In some countries specific functions (immigration or tax) cannot be distinguished.

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