Enforcing social distancing – assessing what works and what doesn’t

It is one thing to impose social distancing measures – but how do you ensure they are followed, and how do you know whether the approach is working? Florentin Blanc, OECD, and Maria De Benedetto, Roma Tre University, take a first glance at different approaches and possible sources of data. The current Coronavirus pandemic is … Continue reading Enforcing social distancing – assessing what works and what doesn’t

Harnessing Collective Intelligence with Open Data

Blog by Cecilia Emilsson, OECD Digital Government and Data Unit, Public Governance Directorate, OECD Open Data has a big impact on our lives. Imagine your daily routine without being able to use apps like CityMapper for the smartest commuting route, or make informed food purchases with platforms like Open Food Facts. The release of air … Continue reading Harnessing Collective Intelligence with Open Data

The integrity road: fighting corruption in infrastructure in Asia-Pacific

Blog by Jeroen Michels, Samuel Brown and Balázs Gyimesi, Public Sector Integrity Division, Directorate for Public Governance, OECD Corruption can derail us from going places – both in transport infrastructure and socio-economic development. Infrastructure is key to facilitating trade, but also to better health care and education, water supply systems, and waste treatment facilities. The … Continue reading The integrity road: fighting corruption in infrastructure in Asia-Pacific

Celebrating the unsung heroes of integrity and anti-corruption: government officials

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

Innovation skills and leadership in Brazil’s public sector

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

The Appropriate Financial Policy Toolkit in an Integrated World

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.

International Co-operation to Strengthen Public Integrity: the Case of Thailand

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

The knowledge economy, intangible assets and public wealth

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