Blog by Julio Bacio Terracino, Acting Head of the Public Sector Integrity Division, Directorate for Public Governance, OECD Today is anti-corruption day and as every year we hear a fair share of bad news. Corruption is everywhere and much more action is needed. That we know. But for a change, today let’s celebrate. Let’s cheer … Continue reading Celebrating the unsung heroes of integrity and anti-corruption: government officials
By James Mancini, OECD Competition Division, Directorate for Financial and Entreprise Affairs. The topic, Competition in the digital age, will be discussed at a keynote panel during the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day. Competition policy has received an increasing amount of media attention recently, as a debate rages about the size, conduct and influence of … Continue reading Charting the way forward for digital competition policy
Blog by Benjamin Welby, Policy Analyst, Digital Government Unit, Public Governance Directorate, OECD. When we developed the OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies in 2014 it emphasised the role of data. Since then we’ve worked with numerous countries to put that Recommendation into practice and explore the use of data, both as Open Government Data … Continue reading How can we achieve data-driven government?
Competition law enforcement can tackle some of the issues arising in connection with the concentration of employers’ market power. OECD’s Cristina Volpin shares some insights on these issues, which will be addressed also in an upcoming panel of the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day.
Trade union membership and overall coverage of collective agreements have declined in OECD countries. The proportion of employees who are covered by collective agreements has steadily fallen over the last three decades, from 45% on average in 1985 to 32% in 2017.
By Kevin Richman, Innovation Specialist, Observatory for Public Sector Innovation, OECD Today the OECD reports Innovation Skills and Leadership in Brazil’s Public Sector and The Innovation System of the Public Service of Brazil: An exploration of its past, present and future journey were launched by Marcos Bonturi, Director of Public Governance, OECD, at the Brazilian … Continue reading Innovation skills and leadership in Brazil’s public sector
Since the Global Financial Crisis, challenges related to capital flow management and financial stability have evolved, leading policymakers to broaden the policy toolkit available to deal with those challenges. In this context, the time was ripe for a review of the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements, the only multilateral agreement covering the full capital account. The updated Code was adopted by OECD Ministers in May 2019 and launched at the G20 Finance meeting in Fukuoka. It is not only more flexible, to better deal with current financial stability requirements, but it also makes an important contribution to the global debate on the international financial architecture.
The debate around corporate purpose intensified this year when the US Business Roundtable published a new ‘statement of purpose’ which relegated shareholders to just one of several key stakeholders. This post by Andrew Cave of Baillie Gifford examines what we mean by corporate purpose and why trust is a critical component.
Blog by Balazs Gyimesi, Jeroen Michels & Pelagia Patsoule, Public Sector Integrity Division, OECD. While no country is stranger to the harms of corruption and bribery, international co-operation can help find solutions to strengthen public integrity systems. Take the example of Thailand's partnership with the OECD. In Thailand, over 40% of surveyed citizens reported that … Continue reading International Co-operation to Strengthen Public Integrity: the Case of Thailand
By: Charles Price, Deputy Director at HM Treasury, United Kingdom In a recent talk at the UCL Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose, Brian Eno said “I like bureaucrats…They get a bad deal because they don't look as glamorous as artists. But actually what they're doing is stabilising knowledge, keeping things running, and sometimes innovating … Continue reading The knowledge economy, intangible assets and public wealth