This working paper explores avenues to improve public sector efficiency in Latvia, a catching-up and ageing economy where spending needs are large.
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This rapid policy assessment focused on supporting the unemployed in business creation and self-employment, notably the Measure for Commencing Commercial Activity or Self-employment is organised and promoted by the State Employment Agency.
This report evaluates the corporate governance framework for the Latvian state-owned enterprise sector relative to the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. The report was prepared at the request of the Republic of Latvia. It is based on a review involving all OECD countries.
This publication contains statistics on fisheries in OECD member countries (with the exception of Austria, Israel and Slovenia) and some non-member economies (Argentina, Colombia, Latvia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand) from 2006 to 2013. Data provided concern fishing fleet capacity, employment in fisheries, fish landings, aquaculture production, recreational fisheries, government financial transfers, and imports and exports of fish.
The Latvian economy is among the fastest-growing in the euro area, but continued reforms will promote a rapid and sustainable pace of convergence with upper-income countries while limiting the risk of repeated boom-and-bust cycles, according to the OECD Economic Survey of Latvia.
Tackling inequalities and informality is a priority. The tax-benefit system should be made more redistributive and employment friendly. Addressing barriers to competition and skill mismatch is crucial to support productivity growth.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Latvia identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
The scheme Business incubators in the Latvian regions supports the establishment of business incubators in disadvantaged and rural regions to support entrepreneurs in setting-up and developing their business. The aim of the policy is to stimulate economic development of the Latvian regions outside of Riga.
In 2012, official statistics for outflows from Latvia totalled 25 200 while inflows were 12 300. In 2013, outflows fell to 22 600 and inflows fell to 8 300. In both years official net migration was thus negative, at -11 900.
This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It also includes a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).