Public social spending has increased to 22% of GDP on average across the OECD in 2012, up from 19% in 2007. Rising spending-to-GDP ratios are due to a combination of governments increasing expenditure on social supports as unemployment and income support benefits but also because of GDP stagnating or declining in many countries.
This workshop will convene leading experts from health and finance backgrounds in government, academia, and international organisations to take stock of progress in health expenditure forecasting and to discuss future directions, in light of policy needs and recent advancements in techniques, detailed data and computing power.
New OECD data show that men are more likely to be admitted to hospital as a result of poor management of diabetes than women, even when there are no significant differences in the number of men and women living with diabetes.
The Forum “Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now” will bring together leading policymakers and representatives from business and civil society to give their views on the crucial steps that governments and the private sector should undertake to achieve greater gender equality in economic opportunities.
At a time when ever more information is available about the quality of health care, the challenge for policy makers is to better understand the policies and approaches that sit behind the numbers. This book examines whether care in Israel is safe, effective and responsive to patients’ needs. It examines what works and what does not work, both to benchmark the efforts of countries and to provide advice on reforms to improve quality of health care.
Israel has world class-primary care services and should now focus efforts on bringing its hospitals up to the same high international standards, according to the OECD’s Health Care Quality Review of Israel.
This page presents the key statistical areas of work covered by the Social Policy Division
This publication contains 140 country notes summarising diaspora sizes, including the number of children of migrants born in the destination countries, the characteristics of emigrant populations, the numbers and main destinations of international students, recent migrant flows to OECD countries, and information on the desire to emigrate among different population groups.
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The purpose of this publication is to propose ways of thinking about new public policies that could better harness the skills of diasporas to foster development in the countries of origin.
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This project aims to develop guidelines for compiling such estimates of expenditure by disease categories, and age and gender groups under the SHA framework.