Netherlands


  • 10-July-2018

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    Brexit and Dutch Exports: Fewer glasshouses, more glass towers as agri-food shrinks and finance gains

    The Netherlands is likely to be one of the European countries that is going to be significantly affected by the United Kingdom’s planned departure from the European Union (Brexit).

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  • 2-July-2018

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    Economic Survey of the Netherlands 2018

    The Netherlands is experiencing vibrant economic activity, with gross domestic product (GDP) at about 8% above its pre-crisis peak and the unemployment rate below 4%. Growth picked up to above 3% in 2017, which was well above the euro area and OECD averages.

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  • 2-July-2018

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    Further reforms can foster more inclusive labour markets in The Netherlands

    Economic performance in The Netherlands is vibrant and growth is expected to remain robust, underpinned by sound public finances, healthy job creation and high levels of confidence. The current economic expansion should be used to speed up implementation of reforms to ensure future stability and support more inclusive labour markets, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 2-July-2018

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    Launch of the OECD 2018 Economic Survey of the Netherlands

    It is a great pleasure to be in The Hague to launch the 2018 Economic Survey of the Netherlands. I want to thank State Secretary Keijzer and her team for their excellent collaboration during the preparation of this Survey.

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  • 29-June-2018

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in The Hague on 2 July 2018

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in The Hague on 2 July 2018 to present the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of The Netherlands. While in The Hague, the Secretary-General will hold bilateral meetings with several Ministers and high-level officials of The Netherlands.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - Netherlands

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for Netherlands identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 30-June-2016

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    Boosting skills for all in the Netherlands

    Strong and adequate skills are essential to support workers’ productivity and to ensure robust employment outcomes. Developing workers’ skills would also increase their personal satisfaction and wages, contributing in making growth more inclusive. The Netherlands performs well in terms of competences of a large part of the population. Moreover, the country has been successful in adjusting the required level of skills over time.

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  • 30-June-2016

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    Enhancing private investment in the Netherlands

    Investment has rebounded during the recent economic revival, but from a low level. The investment slump during the crisis was mostly caused by a fall in residential investment. However, business investment has been trending downwards since 1990, holding back capital stock accumulation and productivity.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - Netherlands

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Netherlands identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 16-September-2014

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    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Netherlands 2014

    This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of the Netherlands, focusing on the role of government and including concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation and R&D performance.
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