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Government at a Glance 2019

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Government at a Glance provides reliable, internationally comparative data on government activities and their results in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa. In many public governance areas, it is the only available source of data. It includes input, process, output and outcome indicators as well as contextual information for each country.

The 2019 edition includes input indicators on public finance and employment; while processes include data on institutions, budgeting practices and procedures, human resources management, regulatory government, public procurement and digital government and open data. Outcomes cover core government results (e.g. trust, inequality reduction) and indicators on access, responsiveness, quality and citizen satisfaction for the education, health and justice sectors. Governance indicators are especially useful for monitoring and benchmarking governments’ progress in their public sector reforms.

Each indicator in the publication is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of graphs and/or charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

English Also available in: French

Strategic public procurement

Used strategically, public procurement can help make economies more productive, public sectors more efficient, and institutions more trusted. Countries are using public procurement to pursue complementary policy objectives that are aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Public procurement is increasingly recognised as a potential strategic instrument and a lever for achieving government policy goals, e.g. stimulating innovation, developing green public procurement and the circular economy, supporting small-and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs’) access to public procurement and promoting ethical behaviour and responsible business conduct.

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