Publications & Documents


  • 9-October-2013

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    Fiscal devaluation – can it help to boost competitiveness?

    The recent crisis has revealed large differences in external competitiveness between euro area member countries. Since nominal exchange rate devaluation is not an option for members of a currency area, governments in troubled member countries have been considering so-called fiscal devaluation, i.e. a shift from employers’ social security contribution to value added tax, as an alternative means to restore competitiveness.

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  • 7-October-2013

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    It is time for Africa - Promising opportunities from natural resources

    Today, the region’s economic outlook is rather promising, but they should be no cause for complacency as Africa is still facing multiple economic and social challenges.

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  • 1-October-2013

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    How to achieve growth- and equity-friendly fiscal consolidation?

    Despite sustained efforts made in recent years to rein in budget deficits, a majority of OECD countries still face substantial fiscal consolidation needs. The choices made about which spending areas to curtail and which taxes to hike will have implications for near-term activity and long-term growth as well as for equity and the current account.

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  • 19-September-2013

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    Improving school-to-work transitions in New Zealand

    The NZ labour market is among the most flexible in the OECD, and outcomes for its young people have been among the best. However, labour-market opportunities are heavily determined by initial education, where New Zealand’s system is also successful and innovative in many ways.

  • 19-September-2013

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    The agri-food situation and policies in Switzerland

    This paper examines the heavily supported Swiss food and agriculture sector. It reviews some of the key features and trends in the sector and reveals its low relative labour productivity in international comparison.

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  • 15-September-2013

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    The People's Republic of China – Avoiding the middle-income trap: Policies for sustained and inclusive growth

    This book provides an overview of the key challenges currently faced in China and OECD's main policy recommendations to address them. Drawing on the OECD’s expertise in comparing country experiences and identifying best practices, the book tailors the OECD’s policy advice to the specific and timely priorities of China, focusing on how its government can make reform happen.

  • 12-September-2013

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    Irish recovery underway, but more inclusive growth and job creation needed, says OECD

    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.

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  • 5-September-2013

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    The People's Republic of China - Avoiding the middle-income trap: Policies for sustained and inclusive growth

    This report presents an update of OECD policy advice in areas that are critical to China’s long-term economic performance and social development. They include food security, social safety nets, health reform, green growth, climate change and urbanisation.

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  • 5-September-2013

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    G20 Leaders’ Summit: Growth and Global Economy

    Building an international tax system that is transparent, efficient and fair, will serve our economies, our governments and our citizens, said OECD Secretary-General at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg.

  • 4-September-2013

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    OECD and the G20

    The Russian Federation has placed the challenge of finding a path to sustainable, balanced and job-rich growth at the heart of its G20 presidency. Here's how the OECD is contributing.

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