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.



Stocktaking of reforms in Spain to date

Reforms to restructure and enhance the efficiency of the public sector has contributed to the quality of the Spanish public administration. This chapter provides an assessment of Spain’s efforts in monitoring and analysing the implementation of this programme with a special focus on the Office for the Implementation of the Reform in the public administration (OPERA). Strategic foresight and medium- and long-term vision in government provides for one of the major opportunities of the reforms, but only if the results are subsequently integrated into policy making.


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