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The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
Korea and Finland top the OECD’s latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds, which for the first time tested students’ ability to manage digital information, according to OECD's PISA 2009 results.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2008 and 2009.
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This country note highlights key findings and challenges for Finland from the synthesis on Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers.
Finland needs to take urgent steps to raise awareness among Finnish companies that they are criminally liable under Finnish law if they, or their local agents or subsidiaries on their behalf, bribe public officials when doing business abroad.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Finland.
This review of public governance in Finland finds the traditional Nordic model under pressure from rapid ageing, the economic crisis and societal disillusionment. It makes recommendations for improving public governance in Finland.
Photos and CVs of Ambassadors to the OECD on Flickr.
Maintaining high participation and employment in the face of the recent recession and a rapidly ageing population are major challenges for policy makers in Finland.
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The worldwide recession hit Finland harder than most other OECD countries. Export volumes fell by almost a third from their mid-2008 peak, reflecting the dominance of income-sensitive capital goods and exceptional exposure to hard hit markets such as the Russian Federation. The well supervised and prudent financial sector has weathered the crisis well, although there was some inevitable slowing in credit growth. A significant fiscal