Government at a Glance 2023

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The 2023 edition of Government at a Glance provides a comprehensive overview of public governance and public administration practices in OECD Member and partner countries. It includes indicators on trust in public institutions and satisfaction with public services, as well as evidence on good governance practices in areas such as the policy cycle, budgeting, public procurement, infrastructure planning and delivery, regulatory governance, digital government and open government data. Finally, it provides information on what resources public institutions use and how they are managed, including public finances, public employment, and human resources management. Government at a Glance allows for cross-country comparisons and helps identify trends, best practices, and areas for improvement in the public sector.

English Also available in: French

Structure of government expenditures by economic transaction

Another way of classifying public spending is by economic transactions, for example employee compensation, financing subsidies, cash transfers such as social or unemployment benefits, and intermediate consumption (i.e. procurement of goods or services from the private sector that are used in government production). This classification is distinct from government expenditures by function, which groups expenditures by thematic categories (e.g. health, education, defence, etc.), as it distinguishes broader categories of government’s production function. By considering both types of classifications, it is possible to gain a more comprehensive understanding of government spending patterns and their impact on the economy.

English Also available in: French


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