Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019

Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019 is the first edition in the Government at a Glance series for the region. It provides the latest available data on public administrations in the 10 ASEAN member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. This publication includes indicators on public finance and economics, public employment, budget practices and procedures, strategic human resources management, digital government, open government and citizen satisfaction with public services. Where possible, these data were compared against the OECD average and that of the neighbouring OECD member countries, such as Australia, Korea, Japan and New Zealand. Each indicator in the publication is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of graphs and/or charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

Published on September 10, 2019


Executive summary
Reader’s guide
Towards a citizen-centric civil service
Public finance and economics8 chapters available
General government fiscal balance
General government structural balance
General government debt
General government revenues
General government tax revenues
General government expenditures
General government expenditures by economic transaction
Government investment spending
Public employment2 chapters available
Employment in public sector and by gender
Women in politics
Budget practices and procedures6 chapters available
Structure and Responsibilities of the Central Budget Authority (CBA)
Fiscal rules
Medium-term expenditure framework
Budget transparency
Legislative capacity to ensure transparency in the budget process
Public-private partnerships
Human resources management6 chapters available
Delegation in human resources management
Staff performance management
Use of separate human resources management practices for senior civil servants
Data-informed human resources management
Central government recruitment system
Competency management and development
Digital and open government8 chapters available
Digital government strategies and institutional frameworks
Measuring the financial benefits of ICT investments
Procurement for ICT Projects
National online portals and digital recognition mechanisms
Open government strategies
Open government co-ordination unit: Institutional settings and key functions
Open government challenges
Open government data
Serving citizens4 chapters available
Citizen satisfaction with public services and institutions
Responsiveness of education systems to student needs
Access to legal and justice services
Quality of health care
Annexes3 chapters available
HRM practices composite indexes
OECD methodology for constructing the OURdata Index
Contextual factors
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