Growth picked up strongly in 2015 thanks to a combination of temporary effects, mostly absorption of expiring EU funds and low commodity prices, but the recovery since the global crisis has been uneven, mainly because of volatile investment.
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Skills and education are particularly important for success in the Czech Republic, with a larger than average impact of education on employment and wages.
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Czech SMEs are too dependent on bank financing. A more diversified set of financing options would strengthen SMEs and decrease their vulnerability to business cycle fluctuations and the credit environment.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2016.
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The Czech Republic has the 8th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in the Czech Republic faced a tax wedge of 42.8% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
The 2015 edition of National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts is an annual publication, dedicated to government finance which is based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008) for all countries except Chile, Japan, Korea and Turkey (SNA 1993). It includes tables showing government aggregates and balances for the production, income and financial accounts as well as detailed tax and social contribution receipts and a breakdown of expenditure of general government by function, according to the harmonised international classification, COFOG. These detailed accounts are available for the general government sector. Data also cover the following sub-sectors, according to availability: central government, state government, local government and social security funds.
The data in this publication are also available on line via www.oecd-ilibrary.org under the title OECD National Accounts Statistics, General Government Accounts (http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/na-gga-data-en and http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/na-gga08-data-en).
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Agricultural research fellowship award grants and international conferences sponsorships of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP): Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems; advice for applicants for funding.
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The tax burden in the Czech Republic declined by 0.8 percentage points from 34.3% to 33.5% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.