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Practice Advice Map
 Practice advice on public policy and management from international governmental organizations, organized by subject

This page organizes the advice on public policy and management practices provided by international agencies under advisory topics within subjects in four domains. To view the full list of advisory topics under each subject, click on the subject title in the folders below. 

Tools and Skills

 Policy and Management Analysis

  Collaborative and Co-operative Partnerships for Service Integration
  Contracting Out Government Services: Evaluating Bids
  Contracting Out Covernment Services: Internal Impediments
  Contracting Out Government Services: Service Requirements and Performance Monitoring
  Contracting Out Government Services: Managing Contracts
  Market Mechanisms in Public Service Provision
  Nationally-owned Statistical Databases
  Principles of Corporate Governance
  Public-Private Partnerships: Establishing Institutional Frameworks
  Public-Private Partnerships: Transparent Processes for Establishment
  Public-Private Partnerships: Value for Money in Selection
  Public Sector Management
  Public Sector Reform
  State-Owned Enterprises: Corporate Governance
  State-Owned Enterprises: Dealing with Special Obligations
  State-Owned Enterprises: Defining and Reviewing Mandates
  State-Owned Enterprises: Developing an Ownership Policy
  State-Owned Enterprises: Setting Objectives and Performance Indicators
  State-Owned Enterprises: Structure and Governance
  Universal Service Obligations

 Economic Analysis

 Quantitative Methods

 Management Sciences



 Professional Practice

Institutions and Context

 Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

  Bridging Intergovernmental Gaps
  Capacity Development to Build Democratic Institutions
  Election Processes in Democratic Systems
  Establishing Good Governance
  Legislative Bodies and Institutional Reforms
  Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement
  Role of Media in Democratic Governance
  Strengthening Multistakeholder Dialogue
  Strengthening the Judiciary

 Socioeconomic and Political Context

  Building a Vibrant Civil Society
  Improving Women's Participation in Political Parties
  Making Reforms Happen

 Ethics and Accountability

  Anti-Corruption and Democratic Governance
  Good Transparency Practices for Financial Policies by Financial Institutions
  Good Transparency Practices for Monetary Policy by Central Banks
  Increasing Integrity and Trust in Public Procurement
  Principles for Managing Ethics in Public Service
  Public Procurement
  Reducing the Export of Corruption
  Resource Revenue Transparency
  State Owned Enterprises: Disclosure and Transparency Policy
  State-Owned Enterprises: Implementation of Accountability Policies
  State-Owned Enterprises: Stakeholder and Shareholder Relations

 Intergovernmental and Global Context

Management Functions

 Public Financial Management

  Achieving and Sustaining Fiscal Consolidation
  Budget Functions
  Central Input Controls
  Citizen's Guide to the Budget
  Comprehensive Government Budgets
  Controlling Compensation
  Cost Reflective Pricing
  Efficiency in Education
  Efficiency in Healthcare
  Financial Assets and Liabilities Disclosure
  Financial Management and Accounting Prinicples
  Financial Management and Control of Public Agencies
  Fiscal Consolidation Instruments
  Fiscal Decentralization
  Fiscal Projections
  Fiscal Rules
  Fiscal Transparency
  Implementing Tax Reform
  Independent Fiscal Institutions
  Intergovernmental Grants
  Loan Guarantees
  Medium-Term Budget Frameworks
  Modernizing Accountability and Control
  Off-Budget Expenditures
  Performance Budgeting
  Pre-Election Budget Reports
  Prudent Economic Assumptions
  Role of Legislature and Civil Society in the Budget Process
  State-Owned Enterprises: Auditing
  State-Owned Enterprises: Tax Neutrality
  State-Owned Enterprises: Debt Neutrality and Subsidies
  Tax Competition between Sub-Central Governments
  Tax Expenditures
  Tax Policy
  Top-Down Budgeting Techniques
  Transparency in Government Budgets
  User Fees

 Evaluation and Performance Measurement

  Addressing the Benefits and Costs of Evaluations
  Choosing the Right Evaluator
  Code of Conduct for Public Officials
  Enhancing Evaluation Credibility
  Ensuring Links with Decision Making Processes
  Fostering an Evaluation Culture
  Involving Stakeholders and Communicating Findings
  Identifying Main Participants for Evaluations
  Managing Evaluation Activities Strategically
  Measuring Results
  State-Owned Enterprises: Reporting on Performance
  State-Owned Enterprises: Reviewing Performance

 Human Resource Management

  Civil Service Regulation and Administrative Guidance
  Conflict of Interest Management: Policy Framework for the Public Service
  Conflict of Interest Management: Post-Employment Policies
  Conflict of Interest Management: Relation to Anti-Corruption Policies
  Performance-Based Arrangements for Senior Civil Servants
  Staff Performance Management

 Information and Technology Management

 Program and Service Delivery

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 Regulatory Policy and Management

  Administrative Simplification
  Improving Implementation of Regulations (OECD)
  Liberalizing the Regulation of Regulated Industries
  Multi-Level Regulatory Governance
  Regulatory and Policy Tools in a Multi-Level Context
  Regulatory Neutrality
  Regulatory Policy
  Regulatory Quality and Performance (OECD)
  Regulatory Reform

 Nonprofit Management and Advocacy

  Strengthening the Role of the Media as a Mechanism to Improve Democratic Governance

Policy Sectors

 Fiscal, Montetary and Tax Policy

 International Development

  Evaluation in International Development

 Social Policy and Welfare



  Devolving Responsibility for Financial and Human Resource Management
  Differentiating Public Subsidies among University Programs
  Key Performance Indicators in Education Policy
  Reviewing Public Expenditure in Secondary Education

 Employment, Labour and Immigration

 Cities, Urban and Regional Development

  Decentralization and Improving Urban Governance
  Good Local Governance
  Strategies for the Compact City
  Evaluation of Local Development Programs

 Environment and Sustainability

  Environmental Compliance Assurance
  Environmental Policy: OECD Advice for Italy

 Agriculture and Resources

 Science, Technology and Innovation

  Innovation Strategies for Growth

 Industry, Trade and Investment

  Opening Markets to Competition

 Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

 Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

 Policing and Justice Administration

 Arts and Culture

 Financial Sector and Pensions

  Financial Market Reform

 Other Policy Sectors

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