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  • 2-May-2017

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    Does everybody enjoy Pura Vida? Decomposing income inequality in Costa Rica

    Despite strong economic growth, Costa Rica’s income inequality has increased in the past decade, in stark contrast with other Latin American countries.

  • 25-April-2017

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    Japan needs policies to boost productivity for inclusive growth

    Labour productivity in Japan is about a quarter below the average of the top half of OECD countries, which is surprising given Japan's outstanding performance in education and skills and high level of R&D spending.

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  • 21-April-2017

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    Doing well by doing good: The role of Mexico's firms in achieving sustainable and inclusive growth

    The private sector can be a strategic partner in the pursuit of sustainable and inclusive growth, with the ability to have a profound impact, particularly in areas such as climate change, inclusiveness, equality and good governance.

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  • 19-April-2017

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    Reforming Brazil’s pension system

    Brazil’s old-age pensions have reduced old-age poverty below OECD levels, but pension expenditures of 8.2% of GDP are expected to rise rapidly as the population ages. A pension reform is necessary to ensure the financial sustainability of the system.

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  • 13-April-2017

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    Economic Survey of Japan 2017

    While growth has picked up, more needs to be done for Japan to overcome a record high government debt ratio and an accelerating decline in its working-age population.

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  • 10-April-2017

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    Making the most of innovation in China

    On several measures, China has caught up with OECD economies in the area of innovation.

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  • 7-April-2017

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    Improving the allocation and efficiency of public spending in Indonesia

    Indonesia's fiscal position is generally sound and policy making prudent. However, the country still faces important challenges in terms of economic and social development.

  • 7-April-2017

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    Decentralisation to promote regional development in Indonesia

    In 1998 Indonesia embarked on an ambitious course of decentralisation. Over a period of a few years, facilitated by financial transfers from the central government, responsibility for many public services and administrative tasks were devolved to local authorities.

  • 24-March-2017

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    Reducing poverty durably is a key challenge in Spain

    Poverty has risen in Spain in the wake of the crisis, mainly due to lack of quality jobs that provide enough hours of paid work to support decent incomes.

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