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ESTONIA: Reforms can boost productivity, accelerate convergence

28 January 2015 The underlying strengths of the Estonian economy have helped it bounce back from the crisis, but challenges remain to raise productivity, make the most of human capital and improve long-term growth prospects. Read more

COLOMBIA: Comprehensive tax reform can boost investment, diversify economy

19 January 2015 The Colombian economy has done remarkably well over the last decade, consistently ranking among the fastest-growing countries in Latin America, but a comprehensive tax reform that promotes investment and diversifies the economy is now needed to put the country on a path towards stronger, sustainable and inclusive growth. Read more

EDUCATION: Success of reforms at risk from lack of oversight

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19 January 2015 Governments around the world are under growing pressure to improve their education systems. But a widespread lack of evaluation of the impact of reforms could hinder their effectiveness and hurt educational outcomes, according to the Education Policy Outlook. Read more

MEXICO: Reforms can boost growth and share prosperity more widely

8 January 2015 Mexico can dramatically boost growth rates and resume convergence of living standards towards advanced economies by implementing recently approved reforms. It must also intensify efforts to improve judicial institutions, strengthen the rule of law, address security issues and reduce widespread corruption, according to latest OECD Economic Survey. Read more

INEQUALITY: Rising inequality hurts economic growth

9 December 2014 Reducing income inequality would boost economic growth, according to new OECD analysis. This work finds that countries where income inequality is decreasing grow faster than those with rising inequality. Read more

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Building a better, safer world

The OECD has been working tirelessly since the crisis started to help make reforms happen in a range of key areas to boost growth. In 2015, its work will not let up in building the necessary conditions of a better, safer world, writes Secretary-General Gurría.

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OECD Better Life Index

Japanese users of the Better Life Index worry most about safety, Latin Americans strive for better education, and Danes want to be happy – shows a new interactive map based on user indexes. Explore to find out what’s ranking high in your country and share your own!

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