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  • 23-February-2018

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    Norway’s economy: maintaining a successful business sector in a changing world

    Norway’s success in maintaining high living standards, low inequality and good progress in gender balance owes much to its business sector.

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  • 23-February-2018

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    How to improve Norway’s transport-infrastructure investment

    Norway makes substantial public investment in transport and this has intensified in recent years. There is potentially large economic benefit from such investment, particularly as good transport infrastructure can help Norway’s transition away from oil-related activities.

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  • 8-January-2018

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    Norway’s economy, a need to ensure policies can cope with upcoming challenges

    In its latest Economic Survey for Norway , the OECD underscores the importance of policy facilitating transition away from oil-related activities and helping businesses seize opportunities from digitalisation and globalisation, through providing i) macroeconomic and financial stability, and ii) improvements to structural-policy settings.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - Norway

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for Norway identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 28-June-2016

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    Norway, higher education could deliver more for less

    Norway’s predominately public and tuition-free tertiary education system has encouraged participation and generated high attainment rates. However, few Norwegian universities rank high in international comparisons on the basis of research related and other indicators.

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  • 17-May-2016

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    Norway... time to prune farm subsidies?

    Norway puts a high priority on maintaining high levels of well-being in rural communities, many of which are in remote and challenging environments. While it is broadly successful in achieving this goal, it comes at a high price, most notably in the form of substantial support to farmers. Is there a better way?

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  • 12-April-2016

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    Policy challenges for agriculture and rural areas in Norway

    Norwegian policy gives high priority to supporting rural communities, with support for agriculture receiving particular attention. It is broadly successful in terms of maintaining rural communities, and urban-rural gaps in a range of well-being indicators are comparatively narrow.

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  • 12-April-2016

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    Addressing the challenges in higher education in Norway

    Norway’s predominately public and tuition-fee free tertiary education system encourages participation and has high attainment rates. However, challenges in spending efficiency, study times, skills demand, inclusiveness and quality remain.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - Norway

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

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  • 13-June-2014

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    Macroprudential policy tools in Norway: strengthening financial system resilience

    In Norway house prices have risen to high levels, associated with very strong credit growth, in a context of low interest rates. Such a combination was in many countries a contributory factor to the 2008-09 crisis.

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