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These country notes provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings in OECD members. They include a description of the country's administrative structure, regional policies and the contribution of regions to national growth.
The highly regarded Austrian health system delivers good quality and easily accessible services, but is costly.
Bildung auf einen Blick 2011: Der Anteil der Hochqualifizierten ist in Deutschland seit fünf Jahrzehnten kaum gewachsen. Wie aus dem heute veröffentlichten Bericht “Bildung auf einen Blick” der Organisation für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (OECD) hervorgeht, erwarb in Deutschland vor 50 Jahren knapp jeder fünfte junge Erwachsene einen Hoch- oder Fachschulabschluss beziehungsweise einen Meisterbrief. Heute ist es etwa
Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2010.
Austria has always been a remarkable ally to the OECD. It was one of the Organisation’s 19 founding members. It has been a pathfinder in many policy areas and it played a key role in our 50th Anniversary celebrations, said Angel Gurría.
Austria should seize the opportunity provided by its robust, export-led recovery to strengthen spending reforms and reinforce domestic drivers of economic growth, said Angel Gurría.
Austria should eliminate subsidies which encourage early retirement and target social transfers more effectively, according to the OECD’s latest economic survey.
Austria is recovering from the crisis which has increased fiscal vulnerabilities. The authorities should strengthen reforms so the economy is more resilient to fiscal pressures, and reinforce drivers of growth. The Survey discusses areas to improve fiscal performance, including health care r
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