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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
Sustainable development has a key place in Norway’s policy objectives. Norway can refine its indicators, and extend the use of economic incentives and evaluation in climate change and fisheries policy.
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The world is recovering from the worst crisis since the Great Depression, leaving a strong and lasting impact on Member countries’ public finances. This paper analyses how sub-central governments are affected and how fiscal policy has reacted in the first months after the outbreak of the crisis.
Central banks have responded with exceptional vigour to the crisis by using their traditional interest-rate tools to their limits and deploying a wide range of unconventional measures.
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Reforms in nine key areas - a strategy for domestic demand-led growth, the labour market, environment and climate change, education, taxes, health and long-term care, pension reform, regional policy and decentralization and public governance, could bring about a lasting improvement in Japan’s economic prospects, according to OECD analysis.
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.
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This chapter assesses recent cross-country patterns in intergenerational social mobility and examines the role that public policies play in affecting mobility.
It is easier to climb the social ladder and earn more than one’s parents in the Nordic countries, Australia and Canada than in France, Italy, Britain and the United States, according to a new OECD study.
With ongoing migration of the younger cohorts to urban areas, the increase in the old-age dependency ratio will be even more pronounced in rural than in urban areas.