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Finland had outperformed most comparable countries on GDP growth since 2000, but was hit particularly hard by the 2009 economic crisis and it went through a double dip recession.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.
In 2014, Finland provided USD 1.6 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.60% of gross national income (GNI) and a 12.5% increase in real terms from 2013, reflecting an increase in bilateral aid and contributions to multilateral organisations.
The 2014 edition of National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts is an annual publication, dedicated to government finance which is based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008) for all countries except Chile, Japan, Korea and Turkey (SNA 1993). It includes tables showing government aggregates and balances for the production, income and financial accounts as well as detailed tax and social contribution receipts and a breakdown of expenditure of general government by function, according to the harmonised international classification, COFOG. These detailed accounts are available for the general government sector. Data also cover the following sub-sectors, according to availability: central government, state government, local government and social security funds.
The data in this publication are also available on line via www.oecd-ilibrary.org under the title OECD National Accounts Statistics, General Government Accounts (http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/na-gga-data-en).
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Levels of alcohol consumption in Finland are close to the OECD average and have increased in the last 30 years. In 2012, an average of 9.3 litres of pure alcohol per capita (among people aged 15 and over) was consumed in Finland (registered consumption), compared with an estimate of 9.1 litres in the OECD.
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Finland has the 7th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Finland faced a tax wedge of 43.9% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for conference sponsorship and research fellowships for funding in 2017 will open in March 2016. The CRP supports work on sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, forests, fisheries and food production.
This publication examines public governance arrangements in Finland and Estonia in two key areas: whole-of-government strategy steering and digital governance. This integrated review reflects the fact that the two countries face common challenges in setting and co-ordinating the implementation of whole-of-government strategies.