Government at a Glance 2011

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This second edition of Government at a Glance more than doubles the number of available indicators of OECD governments’ performance. The indicators compare the political and institutional frameworks of government across OECD countries as well as government revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They also include indicators describing government policies and practices on integrity, e-government and open government, and introduce several composite indexes summarising key aspects of public management practices in human resources management, budgeting, procurement, and regulatory management. For each figure, the book provides a dynamic link (StatLink) which direct the user to a web page where corresponding data are available in Excel® format. The report also offers two special chapters, on leveraged governance and on the policy implications of fiscal consolidation.

The 58 data sets of member and partner countries in this 2011 edition of Government at a Glance include the first ever international comparison of public sector pay for selected professions and public service occupations, which points to a fairly egalitarian pay structure in the public sector;  estimations of country-specific fiscal consolidation requirements, which have been found to be large in many countries; the level of disclosure of private interests in the three branches of government; and  the implementation gap of Open Government policies to promote transparency, efficiency and trust.

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Facteurs contextuels

Cette annexe fournit des données sur les caractéristiques administratives et institutionnelles de chaque pays, notamment : la composition et le système électoral du corps législatif, la structure de l’exécutif, la division des pouvoirs entre une administration centrale et plusieurs administrations locales ou régionales, et les caractéristiques principales du système judiciaire. On y trouvera aussi des informations de base sur la population et le PIB pour 2009. Comparée à la publication Panorama des administrations publiques 2009, cette annexe s’est enrichie de données concernant la Fédération de Russie (qui est en voie d’adhésion à l’OCDE) et le Brésil. Elle fournit aussi des données sur le nombre de municipalités, de provinces, d’États et/ou de régions.

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