The Governance of Inclusive Growth

An Overview of Country Initiatives

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Achieving inclusive growth relates closely to how governments work and how policies are designed, implemented, delivered and evaluated. This publication presents an overview of country initiatives concerning inclusive growth in 39 OECD member and partner countries. It was prepared in the context of the OECD Public Governance Ministerial Meetings held in Helsinki, Finland, on 28 October 2015. The publication focuses on four core issues: engaging with citizens and businesses for more inclusive policies and services; innovative policy design for inclusive growth; improving the delivery of services for and with citizens; and, strengthening accountability through better performance management and evaluation.




In terms of an inclusive growth agenda, results for citizen’s satisfaction and confidence with healthcare, education, the judicial system and the national government are all above the OECD average in Norway. The country also scores positively with regards to changes in disposable income by income groups. Norway also scores close to OECD average in regards to access to health care and scores best in terms of equity in learning outcomes. In line with the Nordic approach, Norway is above average for results regarding gender balance. These results testify for the capacity of inclusiveness of the public institutions and the governance approach in the country. However, Norway, similar to some other European countries, has seen its average score in mathematics in PISA go down, and they are now slightly below OECD average (OECD, 2015).


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