Economy


  • 20-June-2017

    English

    Public investment, tax and education reforms will help bolster inclusive growth in Belgium

    A combination of market-based policies and a redistributive welfare state have boosted Belgium’s per-capita GDP to well above the average of OECD countries and raised well-being, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Economic Survey of Belgium 2017

    Belgium performs well in many economic and social dimensions. The macroeconomic policy framework is sound and has been strengthened by many important reforms in recent years, including in labour taxation, business regulation and support for the self-employed and SMEs.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Presentation of the 2017 Economic Survey of Belgium

    I am delighted to be back in Brussels to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of Belgium. Let me begin by thanking Prime Minister Michel for hosting us today in his beautiful residence “Le Lambermont”, and the Belgian authorities for their support in the preparation of this Survey.

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  • 30-April-2015

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    Maintaining an efficient and equitable housing market in Belgium

    Housing conditions in Belgium are among the best in OECD countries according to the Better Life Index, as dwellings are of high quality and large, and housing costs are average.

  • 8-April-2015

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    Improving the labour market integration of immigrants in Belgium

    Improving the labour market performance of immigrants requires a two-fold strategy. First, policies specific to migrants need to be enhanced. Second, general reforms to improve the functioning of the economy, desirable in any case, could also have a significant positive impact on immigrants.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - Belgium

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Belgium identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 4-February-2015

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    Presentation of the Economic Survey of Belgium

    Belgium is one of the few euro area countries where GDP has already surpassed pre-crisis levels. Also, general well-being is above the average of OECD countries. When looking at the various dimensions of well-being – economic, social or environmental – Belgium has a strong performance in almost all of them. Remarkably, despite the crisis, income inequality has remained relatively low compared to other OECD countries.

  • 4-February-2015

    English

    Reforms can support growth and equity in Belgium, OECD says

    The Belgian economy has returned to growth and continues scoring well on broader measures of well-being, but further reforms will be needed to secure fiscal sustainability while promoting employment and competitiveness, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Belgium 2015.

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  • 4-February-2015

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  • 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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