Policy Briefs


  • 30-June-2017

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    Hungary Policy Brief: Boosting productivity by fostering innovation

    Hungary has scope to boost labour productivity by fostering innovation and continuing to intensify the links between domestic firms and public research to global innovation networks and value chains, as some sectors have been doing already.

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  • 19-June-2017

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    Hungary Policy Brief: Reducing inter-regional disparities requires a comprehensive approach

    Hungary has among the largest inter-regional gaps in GDP per capita in the OECD. These territorial imbalances could become a drag on national performance and create pressure on public budgets.

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  • 30-April-2016

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    Hungary Policy Brief: More Evidence-based Policymaking for Better Results

    In 2010, the Hungarian government started an ambitious public sector reform programme with the aim of modernising its public administration and improve access, responsiveness and quality of public services.

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  • 30-April-2016

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    Hungary Policy Brief: Unhealthy Lifestyles Call for Further Tightening of Public Health Policies

    Hungary ranks among the OECD countries with the highest rates of obesity, harmful alcohol use and tobacco smoking. These are leading behavioural risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Hungary has implemented a public health tax and tight policies on alcohol consumption, but alcohol taxation is mild and unrecorded alcohol and tobacco consumption are significant.

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  • 30-April-2016

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    Hungary Policy Brief: Improving SMEs' Access to Finance

    Credit to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) declined more in Hungary than in most other countries since 2008, and credit conditions remain comparatively tight, especially for small businesses, firms with a higher risk-return profile and firms seeking long-term loans.

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  • 30-April-2016

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    Hungary Policy Brief: Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in Hungary

    Hungarian youth are less active in entrepreneurship than young people in most other OECD countries. In 2014, 2.5% of all youth aged 15-24 were self-employed, which is below the European Union average of 4.2%. This gap can be explained by a negative attitude towards entrepreneurship and few perceived opportunities.

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