Mapping OECD Work by Public Management Subject

oecd2OECD topics, bodies and key products organized by public management subject

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD (http://www.oecd.org/) is headquartered in Paris. Its mission is:

“to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. … The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. …  We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee. We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens.”  (At http://www.oecd.org/about/, accessed 11 December 2015.)

The OECD is a huge and complex organization which has “about 250 committees, working groups and expert groups” where, from its 34 member countries and observer entities “some 40 000 senior officials from national administrations go to OECD committee meetings each year to request, review and contribute to work undertaken by the OECD Secretariat.” (At http://www.oecd.org/about/whodoeswhat/, accessed 11 December 2015.) OECD information sites include OECD Observer and OECD Forum.

The latest public description of the committees and working parties by the OECD appears to be downloadable Directory of Bodies of the OECD 2012. As is illustrated below, OECD topics, departments and committees align remarkably well with the Atlas subjects in that virtually all can be assigned to Atlas subjects without much overlap or duplication. (The “OECD Topics” below are selected from web page titles that include substantial resources; they include, but are not restricted to, the 26 high-level Topics listed on the OECD Home Page.) In some Atlas subjects where there is no associated OECD Topic, a “Subtopic” is listed; in others only a “Sample Product” is identified. Key Products are organized, where applicable, in the following order: overviews and indicators, country reviews, publications. OECD topics, bodies and products are also aligned closely with the organizations within many member country governments. This is illustrated at Mapping Canada-OECD Interaction by Public Management Subject.

The table below arrays OECD advisory products according to Atlas subjects.

Analysis
and Skills

Policy Analysis and Process
Implementation and Delivery

OECD Subtopic: Digital government

Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Public Governance Committee; E-Leaders

Key Product: Publications on Digital Government

OECD Subtopic: Public-Private Partnerships

Key Bodies: Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development; Senior Budget Officials network on public-private partnerships (PPPs)

Key Product 1: Principles for Public Governance of Public-Private Partnerships

Economic Analysis

OECD Topic: Productivity and long term growth

Key Bodies: Economics Department

Key Product 1: Economic Policy Reforms – Going for Growth (annual)

Key Product 2: OECD Journal – Economic Studies

Key Product 3: Economics Department Policy Notes

Key Product 4: Economics Glossary

Quantitative Methods

No explicit OECD Topic

Key Body: Statistics Directorate

Key Product 1: Statistical Resources

Key Product 2: Working Papers

Key Product 3: Glossary of Statistical Terms

Analytic Methods

No explicit OECD Topic

Search results for “analytical methods”

Leadership Skills

OECD Subtopic: Performance and Leadership

Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Public Governance Committee; Network on Public Employment and Management

Key Product: Performance-based Agreements for Senior Civil Servants

Communication Skills

No explicit OECD Topic

Key Product (visualization in communications): Data Lab

Sample Product: Effective Communications between the Public Service and the Media (SIGMA Paper)

Institutions
and Context

Governance and Institutions

OECD Subtopic:
Innovative government

Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Public Governance Committee; E-Leaders

Key Product: OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation

OECD Subtopic: Governance

Key Bodies: Development Cooperation Directorate; DAC Network on Governance

Key Product 1: Effective Institutions Platform

OECD Subtopic: Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises

Key Product 1: State-Owned Enterprise Governance Reform – An Inventory of Recent Change

Key Product 2: OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises

OECD Subtopic: Centres of Government

Key Network: Network of Senior Officials from Centres of Government (CoG)

Key Product: Session Notes from the 2015 Meeting of Senior Officials from Centres of Government

Ethics, Rights and Accountability

OECD Topic: Fighting corruption in the public sector

Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, Public Governance Committee, Network on Public Sector Integrity

Key Product 1: OECD Legal Instruments on Corruption Prevention

Key Product 2: Public Sector Integrity Reviews

Key Product 3: Ethics Training for Public Officials

OECD Subtopic: Bribery in international business

Key Bodies: Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

Key Product 1: OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions

Key Product 2: Country reports on the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Socioeconomic and Political Context

OECD Subtopic: Better Life Initiative – Measuring Well-Being and Progress

Key Bodies: Statistics Directorate

Key Product 1: OECD Better Life Index

OECD Subtopic: Labour markets, human capital and inequality

Key Bodies: Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Key Product 1: Society at a Glance – OECD Social Indicators

Key Product 2: Inequality database

Key Product 3: OECD Family database

Global Context

OECD Topic: Industry and globalization

Key Bodies: Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry

Key Product 1: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators

Management
Functions

Public Financial Management

OECD Topic: Budgeting and public expenditures

Key Bodies: Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, Public Governance Committee, Working Party of Senior Budget Officials

Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate

Key Product 1: International Budget Practices and Procedures Database

Key Product 2: Senior budget official country reviews of budgeting systems

Key Product 3: OECD Journal on Budgeting

OECD Subtopic: Internal Control and Internal Audit

Key Product 1: Seminar on Ensuring Public Sector Integrity and Accountability

Evaluation and Performance Measurement

OECD Topic: Evaluation of development programmes

Key Bodies: Development Cooperation Directorate, Development Assistance Committee, Network on Development Evaluation

Key Product 1: DAC Evaluation Resource Centre

Key Product 2: Key Publications and Documents

Human Resource Management

OECD Subtopic: Public employment and management

OECD Bodies: Public Employment and Management Network

Key Product 1: Human Resources Management Country Profiles

Key Product 2: Publications on Public Employment and Management

Information and Technology Management

OECD Subtopic: Measuring the information economy

Key Bodies: Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry; Committee for Information, Computers and Communications Policy; Working Party on Information Security and Privacy

Key Product: OECD Outlooks for Information Technology; Communications; and Internet Economy

OECD Subtopic: Information security and privacy

Key Products: Guidelines on Privacy, Security, and Protecting children online

Regulatory Policy and Management

OECD Topic: Regulatory Reform

Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Regulatory Policy Committee

Key Product 1: Regulatory policy by country

Key Product 2: Recommendations and Guidelines on Regulatory Policy

Key Product 3: Regulatory Reform Working Papers

Local Government Management
Nonprofit Management and Advocacy

OECD Topic: Public Engagement

Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Public Governance Committee

Key Product 1: Documents and Publications on Public Engagement

Key Product 2: Material on Civil Society and the OECD

Policy
Sectors

Macroeconomic Policy

Key Bodies: Economics Department, Economic Policy Committee, Economic and Development Review Committee

Key Product 1: Economic Outlook

Key Product 2: Economic surveys and country surveillance

Key Product 3: Economic Policy Working Papers

OECD Topic: Tax

Key Bodies: Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Committee on Fiscal Affairs

Key Products: Myriad publications on issues such as aggressive tax planning, consumption tax, dispute resolution, tax administration, tax treaties, tax and crime, transfer pricing

International Development

OECD Topic: Development

Key Bodies: Development Assistance Committee

Key Product 1: Lessons from peer reviews

Key Product 2: Better Policies for Development (Policy Coherence for Development, PCD)

Key Product 3: Aid Effectiveness Documents

Key Product 4: Governance and peace – Publications

Public Finance and Social Policy

OECD Topic: Social and welfare issues

Key Bodies: Directorate for Employment Labour and Social Affairs, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee, Working Party on Social Policy

Key Product: Social policies and data – Latest Documents

Health

Key Bodies: Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Health Committee

Key Product 1: Health at a Glance – OECD Indicators

Key Product 2: Health policies and data – Latest Documents

OECD Topic: Chemical safety and biosafety

Key Bodies: Environment Directorate; Chemicals Committee

OECD Topic: Consumer product safety

Key Bodies: Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry; Committee on Consumer Policy; Working Group on Consumer Product Safety

Key Product: Consumer product safety work at the OECD

Education

Key Bodies: Directorate for Education and Skills, Education Policy Committee

Key Research Body: Centre for Education Research and Innovation (CERI)

Key Product 1: Education at a Glance – OECD Indicators

Key Product 2: OECD Education Working Papers

Key Product 3: Early childhood and schools – Latest Documents

Key Product 4: Skills beyond school – Latest Documents

Employment, Labour and Immigration

Key Bodies: Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs; Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee; Working Party on Employment

Key Product 1: OECD Employment Outlook 2015

Key Product 2: Labour Statistics

Key Product 3: Working Papers on labour markets, human capital and inequality

OECD Topic: Migration

Key Product 1: OECD Migration databases

Key Product 2: International Migration Outlook

Key Product 3: Migration Working Papers

Cities, Urban and Regional Development

Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Territorial Development Policy Committee; Working Party on Territorial Policy in Urban Areas

Key Product 1: OECD Metropolitan Database

Key Product 2: Publications in Urban Development

Key Product 3: LEED Programme Latest Documents

OECD Topic: Regional Development

Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Territorial Development Policy Committee; Working Party on Territorial Indicators; Working Party on Territorial Policy in Rural Areas

Key Product 1: OECD Regions at a Glance

Key Product 2: OECD Regional Database

Key Product 3: OECD Regional Development Working Papers

Environment and Sustainability

Key Bodies: Environment Directorate; Environment Policy Committee (with 19 subsidiary bodies)

Key Product 1: OECD Environmental Country Reviews

Key Product 2: OECD Environmental Data and Indicators

Key Product 3: Environment Working Papers

Agriculture and Resources

Key Bodies: Trade and Agriculture Directorate; Committee for Agriculture; Fisheries Committee

Key Product 1: Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation, OECD Countries

Key Product 2: Latest Documents, Agriculture

Key Product 3: OECD Review of Fisheries, Country Statistics

Key Product 4: Latest Documents, Fisheries

Science, Technology and Innovation

Key Bodies: Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry; Committee for Science and Technology Policy

Key Product 1: OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy

Key Product 2: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard

Key Product 3: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook

Key Product 4: Main Science and Technology Indicators

Key Product 5: Patent databases

Key Product 6: The OECD Innovation Strategy

Key Product 7: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers

Industry, Trade and Investment

Key Bodies: Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry; Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Key Product 1: Consumer policy – Recommendations and policy guidance

Key Product 2: Broadband and telecom – Recommendations and policy guidance

Key Product 3: Internet economy – Recommendations and policy guidance

OECD Topic: Tourism

Key Bodies: Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development; Tourism Committee

Key Product 1: OECD Tourism Trends and Policies

Key Product 2: Tourism Latest Documents

OECD Topic: Trade

Key Bodies: Trade and Agriculture Directorate; Trade Committee

Key Product: OECD papers on trade

OECD Topic: Investment

Key Bodies: Directorate of Financial and Enterprise Affairs; Investment Committee

Key Product: OECD Investment Policy Reviews

Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

OECD/IEA Topic: Energy

Key Bodies: International Energy Agency

Key Products: IEA Publications

OECD/ITF Topic: Transportation

Key Bodies: International Transport Forum

Key Products: International Transport Forum Publications and Documents

Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

No explicit OECD topic

Sample product: The Security Economy

Policing and Justice Administration

No explicit OECD Topic

Sample product: Judicial performance and its determinants – a cross-country perspective

Arts and Culture

No explicit OECD Topic

OECD File Search Results for “culture”

Financial Markets

OECD Topic: Finance

Key Bodies: Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs; Committee on Financial Markets; Insurance and Private Pensions Committee

Key Product: OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions

 

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