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Fit for the future: learning from the COVID-19 crisis to reinforce democratic governance, OECD Roundtable – OECD


The roundtable launched the OECD’s Government at a Glance 2021, a flagship OECD report which provides a comprehensive set of rigorous, internationally comparable data on government resources, activities and results in OECD countries and beyond.

This year’s edition has a special focus on how governments in OECD countries have responded to the COVID-19 crisis. It shows that governments have reacted at speed and scale, but the crisis has revealed governance and delivery shortcomings.  The crisis has also sharpened challenges for the future in terms of trust and its determinants and the functioning of democracies.



14:45 Introductory remarks
Mathias Cormann, OECD Secretary-General  (pre-recorded video) 

15:00 Presentation OECD Government at a Glance
Elsa Pilichowski, OECD Director, Public Governance

15:05 – 15:45 Panel discussion


  • Dustin Brown, Deputy Assistant Director, US Office of Management and Budget, Chair of the OECD Public Governance Committee
  • Mario Nava, Director General, DG Reform, European Comission
  • Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

Moderator: Paul Gallagher

15:45 Short concluding remarks
Jeffrey Schlagenhauf, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD 


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