5 December 2013
The economic crisis has hit certain regions and cities harder than others in the OECD area, calling for better regional policies across levels of governments to foster an inclusive and sustainable recovery, according to two new OECD reports.
3 December 2013
Asian countries outperform the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds. PISA 2012 tested more than 510,000 students in 65 countries and economies on maths, reading and science. The main focus was on maths.
27 November 2013
Greece has made impressive headway in consolidating its public finances and undertaking key structural reforms to boost productivity and enhance competitiveness. These reforms need to be implemented swiftly and in full to put Greece on a path of stronger, more inclusive growth, according to the OECD.
26 November 2013
Recent reforms of pension systems have helped to contain the rise in future costs. Governments now need to do more to encourage people to work longer and save more for their retirement. Action is also needed to avoid rises in inequality among retirees and pensioner poverty, according to a new OECD report.
21 November 2013
Total health spending has fallen in one of three OECD countries between 2009 and 2011, with those hardest hit by the crisis most affected. This is a sharp reversal from the strong growth in the years prior to the crisis, according to a new OECD report.