Going for Growth

Going for Growth 2017

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Going for Growth is an OECD flagship publication alongside the OECD Economic Outlook and OECD Economic Surveys. First published in 2005, this annual report provides an overview of structural policy developments in OECD countries from a comparative perspective. Based on a broad set of indicators of structural policies and performance, each edition takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the previous edition. The set of internationally comparable indicators provided here enables countries to assess their economic performance and structural policies in a broad range of areas.

 >> See also Economic Policy Papers, produced in the context of the work carried out on the two regular titles, OECD Economic Outlook and Going for Growth

 

Economic Policy Reforms 2016 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth 2016

Overview of structural reforms in the policy areas identified
Reform priorities in a difficult macro context
From GDP to average household income: A look at the transmission channels
Structural policies indicators 


Economic Policy Reforms 2015 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth 2015

Taking stock of reform action and identifying priorities in 2015
The effect of pro-growth structural reforms on income inequality
Country Notes
Pro-growth structural reforms, the environment and environmental policies
Going for Growth ten years after: Taking a longer perspective on reform action
Structural policies indicators 


Economic Policy Reforms 2014 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth 2014

Overview of structural reform actions in the policy areas identified as priorities for growth
Reducing regulatory barriers to competition: Progress since 2008 and scope for further reform
Country Notes
Structural policies indicators


Economic Policy Reforms 2013 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth 2013

Taking stock of reforms action and identifying priorities in 2013
The effects of growth-enhancing structural reforms on other policy objectives
Country Notes
Structural policies indicators


Economic Policy Reforms 2012 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth 2012

Structural reforms in times of crisis
Country Notes
Structural policy indicators
Can structural reforms kick-start the recovery? Lessons from 30 years of OECD reform
Reducing income inequality while boosting economic growth: Can it be done?
Under shock: How to spread macroeconomic risks more fairly


Economic Policy Reforms 2011 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth 2011 

An Overview of Going for Growth Priorites in 2011
Country Notes
Structural policy indicators
Housing and the economy: policies for renovation
Tackling current account imbalances: is there a role for structural policies?
A new look at OECD health care systems: typology, efficiency and policies


Economic Policy Reforms 2010 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth 2010 

Responding to the Crisis while Protecting Long-term Growth
Responding to the Going for Growth Policy Priorities: an Overview of Progress since 2005
Country Notes
Structural policy indicators
A family affair: intergenerational social mobility across OECD countries
Getting it right: prudential regulation and competition in banking
Going for Growth in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa


Economic Policy Reforms 2009 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth: 2009 

Structural Reform at a Time of Financial Crisis
Responding to the Going for Growth Policy Priorities: an Overview of Progress
Country Notes
Taxation and economic growth
Infrastructure investment: links to growth and the role of public policy
Reform of product market regulation in OECD countries: 1998-2008
Population structurel, employment and productivity


Economic Policy Reforms 2008 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth: 2008 

Responding to the Going for Growth 2007 Policy Priorities: an Overview of Progress
Country Notes
Explaining differences in hours worked across OECD countries
The scope to enhance efficiency in primary and secondary education
Policies to enhance investment in higher education
Economic geography and GDP per capita
International trade in services and domestic regulation


Economic Policy Reforms 2007 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth: 2007

Structural policy priorities: overview
Country Notes
Structural policy indicators
The employment effects of policies and institutions
Product market regulation and productivity convergence
Policies to strengthen competition in product markets
What shapes the implementation of structural reform?


Economic Policy Reforms 2006 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth: 2006

Progress in Responding to the 2005 Policy Priorities: Overview
Country Notes
Encouraging Innovation
Regulation of financial systems and economic growth
Alternative measures of well-being


Economic Policy Reforms 2005 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Going for Growth: 2005

Structural policy priorities
Structural policy indicators
Country Notes
Product market regulation in OECD countries: 1998 to 2003
The retirement effects of old-age pension and early retirement schemes in OECD countries
Female labour force participation: past trends and main determinants in OECD countries
Long-term budgetary implications of tax-favoured retirement saving plans

Content

Progress and priorities

Overview of structural reform progress and identifying priorities in 2017 (pdf)

This chapter assesses the progress in structural reforms that countries have achieved in areas related to Going for Growth policy recommendations over the period 2015-16. Against this background, it identifies OECD and selected non-OECD countries’ new priority areas where structural reforms are needed to lift growth and make it more inclusive.

Inclusiveness

Integrating inclusiveness in the Going for Growth framework (pdf)

This chapter discusses how the Going for Growth framework is extended to fully take into consideration inclusiveness as a policy objective, alongside employment and productivity growth. It provides a broad picture of inclusiveness trends across OECD and selected non-OECD countries, focusing on income distribution and inequality outcomes, followed by a comprehensive assessment of policy challenges related to inclusiveness and potential remedies reflected in the formulation of Going for Growth reform priorities.

The reform agenda

Overview of the reform agenda (pdf)

This chapter presents the country-specific policy priorities and underlying recommendations to achieve high and inclusive growth. It starts by reviewing how countries rank in terms of GDP per capita and income inequality. This is followed by a cross-country examination of Going for Growth recommendations by policy areas. 

Structural policy indicators

> Structural policy indicators  (excel)

This chapter contains a comprehensive set of quantitative indicators that allow for a comparison of policy settings across countries (both OECD and selected non-OECD as per data availability). The indicators cover areas of tax and transfer systems and how they affect work incentives, as well as product and labour market regulations, education and training, trade and investment rules and innovation policies. 

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Economic Policy Reforms 2017

Going for Growth builds on OECD expertise on structural policy reforms and economic performance to provide policy makers with a set of concrete recommendations on reform areas identified as priorities for strong and inclusive growth. The priorities broadly cover product and labour market regulation, education and training, tax and transfer systems, trade and investment rules, as well as innovation policies. The Going for Growth framework has been instrumental in helping G20 countries make progress on their structural reform agenda, including through monitoring their growth strategies to achieve sustained and balanced growth.

Main contributors to this edition: Alain de Serres, Nicolas Ruiz, Alberto Gonzalez-Pandiella, Orsetta Causa, Mikkel Hermansen, Agnès Cavaciuti

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