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Going for Growth 2018: An opportunity that governments should not miss

 

Editorial: An opportunity that governments should not miss

 

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Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

This year’s report launches on the first day of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It identifies and assesses progress that countries have made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs. 

 

Country Notes

Argentina & in Spanish Japan
Australia Korea
Brazil Mexico & in Spanish
Canada Russian Federation
China South Africa
France & in French Spain & in Spanish
Germany Turkey
India United Kingdom
Indonesia United States
Italy   

Chapter 1. Overview of structural reforms actions in 2017

This chapter reviews the main growth challenges faced by advanced and emerging economies and takes stock of the progress made in 2017 in the adoption and implementation of structural policy reforms to address these challenges. Progress is assessed on the basis of actions taken in response to Going for Growth policy recommendations formulated in the previous edition.

 

Chapter 2. Going for green(er) growth - what can indicators tell us?

This chapter reviews the available green growth indicators with respect to their usefulness for the potential integration in Going for Growth in the future as well as broadly evaluates country scores and progress on them. The chapter also flags the key measurement gaps that will be crucial in determining the scope and depth of green growth coverage in Going for Growth. The Annex provides additional information on the main green growth indicators that would be potential inputs to the Going for Growth process.
 

Chapter 3. Policies for productivity: the design of insolvency regimes across countries

This Chapter presents the new OECD indicators of the design of insolvency regimes in light of their relevance for productivity growth and Going for Growth more generally It shows significant cross-country differences in the extent to which insolvency regimes promote orderly exit of non-viable firms, indicating that some countries have scope to improve resource allocation and productivity through reforms of bankruptcy laws and procedures.
 
 
 
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Economic Policy Reforms 2018

Going for Growth provides policy makers with concrete reform recommendations in
areas which are identified as the top five country-specific priorities in order to tackle
medium-term challenges, revive productivity and employment growth, while ensuring a
broad sharing of the benefits.

Going for Growth is the fruit of a joint effort across a large number of OECD
Departments.

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