1-July-2013

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Belgium: enhancing the cost efficiency and flexibility of the health sector to adjust to population ageing

Belgium has a good record in delivering accessible care, but adaptation to population ageing will be complicated by the fragmentation of responsibilities in the healthcare system and a strong reliance on government regulations.

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Economic Survey of Belgium 2013

After the crisis, Belgium needs to reduce public debt and secure fiscal sustainability via reforms to increase the internationally low effective retirement age, boost cost-efficiency in healthcare, and better utilise transport infrastructures.

16-January-2013

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Enhancing the inclusiveness of the labour market in Belgium

The global crisis led to a smaller increase in the unemployment rate than in most other OECD countries as employment has been sustained through intensive use of reduced working time schemes.

12-July-2011

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Launch of the Economic Survey of Belgium: The Three challenges for policy making in Belgium

The road ahead will not be easy, though: financial market concerns about sovereign debt are extending to a growing number of countries and now they threaten to include Belgium. Thus fiscal sustainability and higher growth are the backbone of our main recommendations in this Survey. With a public debt at 97% of GDP, a renewed and sustained effort to prefund ageing costs is needed, including revisiting intergovernmental prefunding

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