Government at a Glance
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Most of the data in Government at a Glance have been compiled by the OECD. However, data are also drawn from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Eurostat. More information can be found in the in the Introduction and in the Readers's guide of the Government at a Glance publication.

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Data based on the System of National Accounts were extracted on 24 June 2019.

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Data source(s) used

Most of the data in Government at a Glance have been compiled by the OECD. However, data are also drawn from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Eurostat. More information can be found in the in the Introduction and in the Readers's guide of the Government at a Glance publication.

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Annual data

Date last updated

Data based on the System of National Accounts were extracted on 24 June 2019.

Other data characteristics

Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of indicators assembled to help decision makers and the public analyse and benchmark governments across OECD members and partner countries.
This dataset represents a selection of indicators as presented in the 2019 edition of the Government at a Glance publication. The Introduction of the overall Government at a Glance publication, describes its objective, framework and the structure by chapters, as well as the changes compared to the previous 2017 edition and the future challenges.
The 2019 edition includes input indicators on public finance and employment; while processes include data on institutions, budgeting practices and procedures, human resources management, regulatory government, public procurement and digital government and open data. Outcomes cover core government results (e.g. trust, inequality reduction) and indicators on access, responsiveness, quality and citizen satisfaction for the education, health and justice sectors. Governance indicators are especially useful for monitoring and benchmarking governments’ progress in their public sector reforms.
Further information on Government at a Glance 2019 edition, which include also the publication of qualitative data via a dedicated web platform as well as Country fact sheets (i.e. key data by country) and Country contextual notes (i.e. key features of the political and administrative structures by country), can be found at:

Government at a Glance websitehttp://www.oecd.org/gov/govataglance.htm
Classification(s) used

Government at a Glance indicators use, in principle, a common set of concepts, definitions and classifications according to the different subjects. This is done by the use of international frameworks, and its compilation procedures, such as the pillars SNA (System of National Accounts), the ILO definitions and classifications and the UN COFOG. In addition, in some indicators OECD instruments have been established regarding for example the Regulatory governance (Principles for Regulatory Quality and Performance), Public Procurement (Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement) and Budgetary institutional features in terms of Public-Private Partnerships (Principles for Public governance of PPPs). Proper metadata and references are shown alongside with the indicators in the publication.

Government at a Glance publicationhttps://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/government-at-a-glance-2019_8ccf5c38-en