Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

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This third edition of Government at a Glance Latin America and the Caribbean provides the latest available evidence on public administrations and their performance in the LAC region and compares it to OECD countries. This publication includes indicators on public finances and economics, public employment, centres of government, regulatory governance, open government data, public sector integrity, public procurement and for the first time core government results (e.g. trust, inequality reduction). 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 of the data, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

English Also available in: Spanish, Portuguese

Compensation of civil servants

Compensation is a critical element of human resources management (HRM). For civil servants, it is probably the most important reward for their work. For governments, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), wage management is a critical function that regulates incentives and impacts on a country’s fiscal sustainability. Balanced remunerative systems contribute to attracting, motivating and retaining staff without compromising fiscal health. On the contrary, distorted remunerative systems have a negative impact on HRM. Therefore, it is key to consider the rules that impact on the pay system, such as the negotiation scheme and criteria used for pay setting.

English Also available in: Portuguese, Spanish



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