This report is a progress review on the implementation of key OECD recommendations made in the 2014 Public Governance Review of the Office of the Comptroller General of Chile (the CGR). It takes stock of the CGR’s recent activities in key areas – stakeholder engagement, support to internal control and rebalancing its audit portfolio – and assesses their impact based on consultation with CGR officials and external stakeholders of the Chilean executive, legislature and civil society.
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En 2012, 52% de los estudiantes de Chile tuvo un bajo rendimiento en matemáticas (media OCDE: 23%), un 33% en lectura (media OCDE: 18%), un 34% en ciencias (media OCDE: 18%), y un 25% en las tres materias (media OCDE: 12%).
This case study presents the proposed reforms to political funding and election oversight in the Republic of Chile put forth by the administration of President Michelle Bachelet. It details the measures to increase public funding, ensure transparency in finances, and create effective sanctions for violations.
Backed by strong economic growth Chile has made substantial progress in improving the quality of life of its citizens. Nonetheless, gaps in living standards vis-à-vis other OECD countries remain large and there are strong differences in well-being across the Chilean population. The government has introduced important steps to strengthen redistribution and improve equality of opportunities, including ambitious tax, labour and education reforms. But there is room to further improve the design of many policies to promote inclusiveness. Moreover, to sustain progress in well-being, Chile also needs faster productivity growth which stagnated until recently. This requires policies that foster competition, improve human capital accumulation and increase the diversification of the economy that still relies heavily on commodity exports.
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The tax burden in Chile declined by 0.2 percentage points from 20.0% to 19.8% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
La longue période de croissance économique soutenue qu’a connu le Chili a eu pour effet d’améliorer le bien être de ses citoyens et de réduire spectaculairement la pauvreté.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
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Life expectancy in Chile has increased faster than in most OECD countries over the past few decades, although it still remains almost two years below the OECD average. Further progress in reducing risk factors to health (notably smoking and obesity) and improving access to high-quality health care would help achieve further gains in population health status.
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La expectativa de vida en Chile ha aumentado más rápido que en la mayoría de los países de la OCDE durante las últimas décadas, aunque sigue siendo dos años inferior al promedio de la OCDE. Reducciones en factores de riesgo para la salud (en especial el tabaquismo y la obesidad), como también un mayor acceso a servicios sanitarios de alta calidad mejorarían aún más la salud de la población.