Slovenia’s population is set to age rapidly in the coming decades. This demographic trend will increasingly put pressure on already fragile public finances as age related expenditure is projected to rise by 3 percentage points of GDP by the year 2030.
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The incidence of long-term unemployment in Slovenia is among the highest in the OECD. The crisis has hit the youth the hardest, leaving more than one in five young workers without a job.
Restoring fiscal sustainability is a major challenge in Slovenia. Yet, the performance in terms of expenditure control is poor and public expenditure on social spending increased briskly during the crisis, significantly more than on average across the OECD.
This paper derives estimates of the efficiency of welfare spending in Slovenia and the other OECD countries from data envelopment analysis based on model specifications used in earlier OECD studies.
Overall, the education system fares well by international comparison. Slovenia has one of the highest shares of the population aged 25 to 64 to have completed at least upper secondary education, and ranks high in international educational achievement tests.
This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
Policy makers, economists and representatives of international and European institutions discussed the future of global economic and financial development and debated the role played by regions and localities in the recovery and development of economic competitiveness.
Decisori politici, economisti di alto livello e rappresentanti di istituzioni internazionali ed europee hanno discusso il futuro dello sviluppo economico globale e finanziario e del ruolo svolto dalle regioni e località per il recupero e lo sviluppo della competitività economica internazionale.
This conference presented the report prepared for Slovenia as part of the OECD LEED "Improving social inclusion at the local level through the social economy" project in the framework of the Forum on Social Innovations.
The study visit offered the possibility to: (i) get insights about the regional green skills strategy; (ii) learn about the organisational and funding structure of the regional green policy; (iii) network with people running green projects; (iv) visit of a similar project in Slovenia.