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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

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Regulatory impact assessment for subordinate regulations

Regulatory impact assessment (RIA) is a critical tool to improve the quality of government decision-making. It is a way of identifying and assessing the potential positive and negative effects that prospective regulations may have on the environment, society, and the economy overall. It should compare alternative ways of addressing public policy problems and should highlight the option that is expected to deliver the greatest net benefit to society. In addition to improving the evidence-base for government interventions, RIA provides the opportunity to enhance accountability and transparency in the policymaking and decision-making processes. The use of RIA continues to develop across OECD countries, and some form of RIA has now been adopted by all OECD countries.

English Also available in: Portuguese, Spanish

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