This review takes stock of the development and implementation of regulatory reform at a critical juncture for Lithuania. Confronted with the challenge of supporting growth and competitiveness, Lithuania has embarked upon an ambitious reform programme that addresses not only the development of new regulations but also the inspection and enforcement processes that support the effective implementation of these regulations with the least administrative burden for citizens and businesses. This is relatively rare among OECD members and the review assesses this comprehensive reform programme with a special focus on inspection and enforcement. First in its kind, the review benchmarks Lithuania's reforms against the OECD Best Practice Principles on Regulatory Enforcement and Inspection. The review identifies practical recommendations for strengthening regulatory effectiveness and support growth and competitiveness.
This roadmap sets out the terms, conditions and process for the accession of Lithuania with the objective of enabling the OECD Council to come to a decision on whether to invite Lithuania to accede to the OECD Convention and thereby become a Member of the Organisation.
The OECD set out a clear path for Lithuania’s accession to the Organisation, reinforcing the OECD’s commitment to further extend its global membership.
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These policy reviews provide a baseline analysis of the needs for entrepreneurship support for youth, assess the strengths and weaknesses of existing and planned policies and programmes, make recommendations for the development of integrated policies and programmes in this field, and support the development of policy action plans.
Ministers expressed full support for the OECD’s global relations strategy, as an essential element to increase its impact and relevance. This strategy has been the centrepiece of Secretary-General Angel Gurría’s vision to transform the Organisation into a more inclusive, global policy network and a prime forum for evidence-based policy exchange and global standard setting.
OECD Member countries agreed today to open membership discussions with Costa Rica and Lithuania.
The Lithuanian census records that on 1 March 2011 the population was 3.04 million, a decrease of 12.6% from the previous census in 2001.
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).
The Baltic countries have experienced sustained emigration over the past decade, contributing to population decline and a loss of working-age population. The impact is felt strongly in the labour market, the general economy and in social developments. The Baltic countries are not alone in tackling these challenges. This book brings together the recent experience of various OECD countries in developing policies to cope with emigration.
"At our last MCM, our Ministers agreed to work closely with Lithuania to review the situation in 2015 with a view to taking a decision regarding accession of her country to the OECD. President Grybauskaitè is here today to transmit her personal commitment to strengthening Lithuania’s relationship with the Organisation to arrive to the 2015 benchmark in good shape.", said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.