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The quality of an education system today shapes the economic and social prosperity of the country tomorrow. Chile has embarked on wide-ranging reform to improve the quality and equity of its education system on several fronts, including early childhood education and care (ECEC), school funding, student selection, school governance, teacher career pathways, vocational education and training (VET) and tertiary education.
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The tax burden in Chile declined by 1.2 percentage points from 21.4% to 20.2%, the second largest fall amongst member countries in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Chilean standard VAT is 19%, which is very close to the OECD average. The average VAT/GST rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
Migration inflows to Chile started to increase towards the end of the 1990s and continued to grow, in particular during the last decade.
Report focusing on rural policy in Chile. This book examines the main trends in rural regions, policies and governance arrangements. The report highlights the need for Chile to establish a national rural policy framework to better coordinate the wide range of national policies and programmes currently targeting rural areas.
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
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Upper secondary education is the most common level of education attained in Chile, and progress across generations is notable. Upper secondary education, which consolidates students’ basic skills and knowledge, aims to prepare students for entry into tertiary education or the labour market.
Merger control constitutes an essential component of an effective competition system. This in-depth study of Chile’s merger control regime assesses the main existing issues in the current system and provides suggestions for improvement based on OECD and international standards.
The paper discusses a number of policies that could help to make the Chilean labour market more inclusive and broaden the benefits of growth. These include expanding childcare, promoting a more flexible labour market and strengthening education and skills policies, among others.
Biographical note of Chile's Permanent Representative to the OECD.