Government at a Glance: How Korea Compares

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This report provides a series of indicators on Korea's policymaking practices and government performance compared to those of other OECD countries and of the G7 countries. Based on the Korean government reform objectives, this publication discusses how to strengthen evidence-based policymaking in the Korean public administration and, more generally, how to improve public service delivery and results for more inclusive growth. Although Korea is currently in an enviable fiscal situation compared to other OECD and G7 countries, the growing old-age-dependency ratio will inevitably increase budget pressures in the coming years. Concrete actions are therefore needed now to promote greater efficiency and value for money in public spending and public service delivery.



Reader's guide

The main objective of the Government at a Glance series is to provide reliable, internationally comparable data to compare government activities and their results across OECD member countries. Compared to other OECD publications (e.g. economic surveys, country reviews) the main objective is not to provide detailed analysis and tailored policy advice and recommendations but to present in a clear and synthetic way a set of indicators on public sector activities and performance. Four editions of Government at a Glance have been released (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015) as well as one regional edition focusing on Latin American and Caribbean countries (2014) and one country-focused edition on Hungary (2015). This publication is the second in this new series of country-specific editions of Government at a Glance.


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