RPM n°49 - United States : The US federal workforce and the challenges of recruitment
The process for recruiting federal employees is both complex and cumbersome. Over the last two years, a wide-ranging reform effort has begun to pay of...
RPM n°48 - Canada : a restrained budget for a growing economy
In a speech given on 29 March, Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the 2012-2013 federal budget, in which the emphasis is squarely placed...
RPM n°47 - United Kingdom : open government, information enhancing performance ?
The United Kingdom has launched two years ago a vast policy for government transparency (“open government”), aiming to improve the perform...
RPM n°46 - United States : North Dakota, the abundance paradox
In these times of economic crisis, it seemed worthwhile to look at what is happening in a State in the midst of an economic boom: North Dakota. Full e...
RPM n°45 - Australia : The Indigenous communities of Australia and their role in public management
Inequalities between Aboriginal people (representing 2.5% of the Australian population) and other citizens are persistent. To reduce them, the authori...
RPM n°44 - Portugal : What future for the Portuguese public administration ?
Having launched a major reform of its administration in 2006, whose effects have been stymied by the magnitude of the crisis, Portugal is trying to co...
RPM n°43 - Iceland: a new people's constitution
Hard hit by the crisis in 2008, Iceland has begun to revise its constitution, in order to restructure its legislative and executive powers as well as ...
RPM n°42 - Belgium The Di Rupo Government: State and public management reforms
Since December 2011, Belgium has a new government. For the Civil Service, now attached to the Ministry of Finance, it means important changes.
RPM n°41 - Germany : What is the "Golden Rule"?
"The golden rule" is much invoked by Paris and Berlin who wish it harmonised at European level. But what does it consist in exactly?
RPM n°40 - Brazil : integrated budgeting for transparency in a federal state
Brazil has 26 federal states and over 5000 municipalities with and independant administration and budget. Nevertheless, an Integrated System of Federa...
RPM n°39 - Finland and the limits of "regionalisation"
In Finland, after years of "relocation", both government, parliament and trade-unions find default to the processes and will review them.
RPM n°38 - United Kingdom : stress in the public sector
The issue of work-related stress in the civil service is nothing new in the United Kingdom. Yet staff concerns over the reforms launched in recent yea...
RPM n°37 - Australia: from open government to Government 2.0
Between now and 2020, it is the firm intention of the Australian government to become one of the leading digital economy countries. The increased use ...
RPM n°36 - Spain: Plan Avanza, Plan Moderniza and e-government innovations
The Spanish government has become one of the most innovative as regards access to electronic services for citizens and users. The quality of this coun...
RPM n°35 - Internet - Leverage for Stronger Democracy
In various Pecos', a collective use of internet -in "telecottages" or "public centres"- has helped reinforce territorial cohesion.
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