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  • Industry: Public Sector (PS), Health care, Federal Government, Provincial Government, Municipal Government, Education
  • Type: Business and industry issue, White paper
  • Date: 11/23/2011

Shifting Gears: Fiscal Sustainability & the Future of Public Services 

Many governments have moved forward with short-term and transformative efforts to raise revenue and cut expenses. This follow up to our 2010 report, Shifting Gears: Paths to Fiscal Sustainability in Canada, identifies which initiatives are working and which hold the most promise to facilitate a return to balanced budgets, both globally and in Canada.

This Shifting Gears progress report examines how well governments in Canada and across the OECD are doing in returning to fiscally sustainable positions. It points out that while Canadian governments are in better shape than many of their peers, complacency must be avoided; and Governments must think carefully about incentives, governance, accountability, transparency, and measurement grounded in evidence. These are five lenses through which governments can assess potential reform initiatives.


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