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OECD Public Governance Reviews: Spain 2016

Linking Reform to Results for the Country and its Regions

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In 2014, Spain launched a set of administrative reforms called “The CORA reform” as part of broader fiscal reforms. The CORA was a comprehensive and ambitious programme to create conditions for a more transparent public administration closer to citizens and businesses. The reforms were the subject of an OECD Public Governance Review undertaken in 2014. This progress report, the first of its kind, analyses how the OECD recommendations in the 2014 review have been implemented so far at the national level. In addition, it describes how the autonomous communities Galicia and Murcia have implemented the recommendations, and discusses the challenges that remain for achieving effective co-ordination and closer collaboration between the central and the regional levels in the area of public sector reform.

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Executive summary

The government of Spain has based its recent economic policy on facing the latest economic and financial crisis on a broad range of government reforms included in framework of the 2011-2015 National Plan Reforms, designed to help to improve the functioning of the labour market, enhance the fiscal framework, boost the business sector and reform the public administration. The reform of the public administration, the Commission on the Reform of the Public Administration’s (Comisión para la Reforma de la Administración, CORA) reform, stands out as a critical component in the pillar dedicated to structural reforms.

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