Latvia is converging to OECD upper standards but productivity remains low. Growth has to be underpinned by a better business environment and human capital accumulation.Read more
Productivity growth was losing momentum before the crisis and has been subdued since. Challenges related to education and skills, take-up of research, infrastructure and land-use planning, and access to finance for firms should be addressed.Read more
Reform of labour market and competition policy, better tax and public spending, supported by improved justice and public administration are vital to raise employment, increase growth and improve public finances.Read more
This year’s report launched on the first day of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. It identifies and assesses progress that countries have made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth?
This study presents new evidence on the role of environmental policies - stringency, as well as design and implementation features - for productivity growth.