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Israel’s output growth remains relatively strong and unemployment is low. However, living standards remain well below those of top ranking OECD countries, the rate of relative poverty is high, and there are environmental challenges.
Restoring growth, making it sustainable and dealing with social costs are essential to the success of the adjustment programme in Greece. To this end, accelerating and broadening the structural reform programme is key.
Greece has made impressive headway in consolidating its public finances and undertaking key structural reforms to boost productivity and enhance competitiveness.
Chile has made major gains in prosperity. Continued reforms to labour markets will help growth to be shared more equally. Ensuring that economic gains are sustainable will require sustained efforts to foster entrepreneurship and innovation.
Chile ha avanzado hacia una mayor prosperidad, aunque más reformas en el mercado laboral permitirán un crecimiento más equitativo. Para que lo ya logrado sea sostenible, es necesario un mayor esfuerzo en promover la innovación
Brazil has moved up the ranks of the world’s largest economies while making economic growth ever more inclusive.
OECD's 2013 Economic Survey of Ireland examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. This issue's special chapters cover youth employment and innovation.
Ireland’s economy is now showing encouraging signs of recovery from the financial crisis, but more must be done to reinvigorate growth and create the jobs that will get the country back to full health, according to the OECD.
Iceland has made progress in coping with the legacy of the crisis but needs to go further in fiscal consolidation, strengthening monetary and financial stability arrangements and to remove capital controls in an orderly fashion.
New Zealand’s key challenges are to achieve sustainable and equitable growth while reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities. Policies are on the right track, and reforms should focus on improving productivity and the distribution of skills.