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To achieve long-term sustainable growth and preserve the country’s comprehensive welfare state arrangements in the face of demographic ageing, Finland has to implement forcefully a series of structural reforms as presented in this brochure.
Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights. Finland increased its aid by 35% to just over USD 1.4 billion (0.52% of its GDP) during the 2006 – 2011 period.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Key facts - Finland
The objective of senior budget official reviews is to provide a comprehensive overview of the budget process in the country or jurisdiction under examination, to evaluate national and or sub-national experiences in the light of international best practices and to provide specific policy recommendations.
These country notes contain over 50 indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They include a description of government policies on integrity, e-government and open government.
(Video) - Finland has one of the world’s best performing education systems. Thanks to years of steady progress in education reform, its secondary school students regularly achieve high scores in PISA tests. The gap between the highest and lowest performers within schools is small, and there is little variation among schools or among pupils of differing family backgrounds.
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.
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.