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

Governance of regulators

Little is known about comparative governance arrangements of economic regulatory authorities for network sectors such as energy, e-communications, rail, air and water, despite the key role that these institutions play in ensuring delivery of essential services. Economic regulators are broadly defined as institutions or bodies authorised by law to exercise regulatory powers over a sector for the purpose of setting prices and/or improving the operation of the market. They seek to ensure that consumers have access to safe and quality services and that network operators and service providers receive a reasonable rate of return on investment. Governance arrangements provide various degrees of independence and accountability for sector regulators in OECD countries, designed to allow regulators to carry out these tasks in a predictable and trustworthy manner.

English Also available in: Spanish, Portuguese


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