The underlying strengths of the Estonian economy have helped it bounce back from the crisis, but some challenges remain to finding a steeper, more inclusive and more sustainable growth path, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Estonia.
The Secretary-General of the OECD was in Tallinn on 28 January to launch the Economic Survey of Estonia 2015.
The average worker in Estonia faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 39.9% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Estonia was ranked 15 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
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Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
As a further sign of international efforts to crack down on tax offenders, 12 more countries have signed, or committed to sign, the OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. In addition, another 6 countries have ratified the Convention.
The Secretary-General will present in Tallinn the OECD Economic Review of Estonia, at a joint press Conference with Mr. Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister of Estonia.
Estonia recovered forcefully from the global economic crisis but growth has since slowed, highlighting the need for further reforms that reduce exposure to external shocks and ensure against future boom/bust cycles, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Estonia.
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Whereas expenditure on education and expenditure per student increased significantly between 2000 and 2009, Estonia has seen the largest drop in education funding since the global recession, compared to other OECD countries.
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The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance.