OECD - Performance and accountability: Making government work Whether setting targets or timetables, governments want to become more efficient. Becoming more accountable helps too. Reasons include increasing claims on public expenditure, particularly pensions, healthcare and education, expectations of higher quality public services in line with rising living standards and, in many cases, reluctance on the part of citizens to pay ever higher taxes.
UK National Statistics Publication Hub Incidence of TB in Cattle, Great Britain - Data to January 2014 Release time: 9:30am Agriculture and Environment | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | GB Europe needs a hegemonic Germany For six decades Germany was being pampered by a hegemonic America that oversaw the write-off of its wartime debts, the reversal of Allied designs to de-industrialise it and, above all else, the constant generation of the global demand which allowed German manufacturers to concentrate on efficiently producing quality, desirable wares. Having taken all this for granted for too long, Germany’s elites are now finding it conceptually difficult to come to terms with the new ‘normal’: A world in which sufficient aggregate demand is no longer maintainable by the United States, or any other single bloc, and in which Germany can no longer take for granted the demand for its goods.A world in which there is no room for a Eurozone that operates like an augmented Germany.
The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. ONS Home Output in the Construction Industry, November 2015 In November 2015, output in the construction industry was estimated to have decreased by 0.5% compared with October 2015. All new work was the largest contributor to the fall, decreasing by 0.7%, with repair and maintenance (R&M) falling 0.2%. Index of Production, November 2015 Production output increased by 0.9% in November 2015 compared with November 2014.
About us Role The National Audit Office (NAO) scrutinises public spending on behalf of Parliament. Our audit of central government has two main aims. By reporting the results of our audits to Parliament, we hold government departments and bodies to account for the way they use public money, thereby safeguarding the interests of taxpayers. In addition, our work aims to help public service managers improve performance and service delivery. The Audit and inspection rights are vested in the head of the National Audit Office, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG).
ONU Statistics Division - Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics Updated on 18 October, 2016 Country Profiles of Statistical Systems The United Nations Statistics Division, in its mission to promote the development of national statistical systems, has developed a central repository of country profiles of statistical systems. The country profiles include, among others, a brief history of the country's statistical system, legal basis, the statistical programme and much more. To browse through all available country profiles in the database, please click here. Country profiles of statistical systems are updated by National Statistical Offices worldwide.
Average natural gas prices compared for the US, UK, France, Germany and Jap In the last month the “Big 6″ utilities in the UK have raised natural gas prices and electricity prices by 8-11%. These prices had already doubled in the last decade. People are not happy. The leader of the Labour opposition, Ed Miliband, scored huge political points by proposing a largely unworkable price freeze.