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Despite sound policies and institutions, Danish productivity has grown modestly over the past decade, both historically and in relation to other countries, contributing to weak economic growth and an erosion in competitiveness.
Denmark’s green growth strategy focuses on moving the energy system away from fossil fuels and investing in green technologies, while limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
The Danish economy displays a number of strengths but faces new risks due to the international slowdown. Enhanced financial stability, a better control of public expenditure, and more cost-effective energy and climate policies would bring about strong, sustainable and even greener growth.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
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Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance.
The Danish economy has been hard hit during the global crisis. Substantial measures have been taken to combat its effects. Going forward, the main challenges include restoring fiscal sustainability, raising productivity growth and improving education outcomes.
Human capital has traditionally been a strong point for the Danish economy, boosting income levels and the economy’s capacity to adjust, but there is room for improvement. Key education policy issues that need attention comprise learning outcomes and completion rates.
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The Danish economy has been suffering during the global crisis but beyondthe projected cyclical recovery it will need to restore sustained robust growth.While the level of national income is high, the gap vis-à-vis the leading OECDcountries has widened somewhat over the past decade. GDP gains have beendriven primarily by rising labour utilisation, related to the evolution of the“flexicurity” model, with increases in both the share of