In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
In an article published in Kathimerini, A. Dean says it's urgent for the government to improve the financial situation and the efficiency of its public sector. It's the only way to restore trust in public finances, maintain a high economic growth rate and improve fairness among generations.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance.
Despite progress over the past decades, Greece’s educational indicators lag behind those of other OECD countries. PISA scores are low, a large number of tertiary students study abroad, and attainment rates are low at all levels of education, as discussed in this working paper.
Greek health outcomes compare favourably with the OECD average. However, the health care system is seen as not working well by the population. These and other issues are discussed in this working paper.
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External links to: recent economic data; current interest rates and exchange rates; latest macroeconomic reports; current outlook and projections; government budget information; speeches; relevant sites.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Greece.
Since 2004, the fiscal deficit has been brought down by over 5% of GDP to below the 3% limit in 2006. The government plans a more gradual reduction so that overall balance or surplus is reached no later than 2010. These and other points are discussed in this working paper.