This publication compiles comparable tax revenue statistics for Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database – a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. Extending the OECD methodology to Asian countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among Asian economies and between OECD and Asian economies. This work has been is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre.
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Korea has undertaken reforms to stimulate entrepreneurship and improve SME efficiency, but further efforts are needed to foster a more entrepreneurial culture and develop market-based financing for innovative and growth-oriented start-ups and SMEs.
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With Korea facing the most rapid population ageing in the OECD area, narrowing the productivity gap is essential to sustain output growth and boost living standards.
Since entering the OECD 20 years ago, Korea has made a habit of being at the front of the class. You have led the OECD on several fronts, from R&D intensity, to university graduation rates, and the number of hi-tech firms operating at the technology frontier!
The invitation for Korea to join the OECD represented the culmination of 35 years of extraordinary growth, which transformed Korea into a major industrial power with a leading innovation capacity. Korea has been among our most rapidly growing members over the past two decades, achieving a GDP growth rate of 4.2%, double the OECD average, and boosting per capita income from 57% of the OECD average in 1996 to 87% in 2015.
The Secretary-General opened a seminar marking the 20th anniversary of Korea’s membership in the OECD. He also delivered a keynote speech at the Seoul Economic-Democratisation Forum and met with Korean President Geun-hye Park.
Les réformes du marché du travail sont essentielles pour promouvoir la cohésion sociale en supprimant les obstacles à l'emploi, en particulier pour les femmes, les jeunes et les personnes âgées.
Un large éventail de politiques touchant l'allocation des ressources, la création et la diffusion de la technologie, le capital humain et la création et le financement des nouvelles entreprises s'imposent pour faire stimuler la productivité.
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This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Korea. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.
Those in-depth studies of the health system of member countries focus on economic issues. They assess the performance of health systems in a comparative context, identify the main challenges faced by the country health system and put forward policy options to better meet them. Reviews are initiated at the request of the country to be examined and emphasis is placed on specific issues of key policy interest.