There are now 42 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Korea and Latvia.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators used for the Better Life initiative and shows what users of the Better Life Index are telling us about their well-being priorities.
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Belgium has the highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Belgium faced a tax wedge of 55.6% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Belgium identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
Après la crise, la Belgique doit réduire la dette publique et assurer la viabilité budgétaire par des réformes pour élever l'âge de retraite effectif, améliorer l’efficience des soins de santé et mieux utiliser les infrastructures de transport.
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The tax burden in Belgium increased by 0.6 percentage points from 44.0% to 44.6% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Belgian standard VAT rate is 21%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
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According to a new OECD report, variation in rates of health care activity across geographic areas in countries is a cause for concern. Wide variation suggests that whether or not you will receive a particular health service depends to a very great extent on where you live within a country.
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Selon un rapport de l'OCDE, les variations dans le recours à différents types de services de santé entre les zones géographiques à l’intérieur des pays est une source de préoccupation. Ces variations indiquent que la probabilité de recevoir un service de santé dépend fortement du lieu de résidence du patient dans le pays.