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Despite cuts in recent years, health spending as a share of GDP in Ireland remains slightly higher than the EU average and pharmaceutical spending in particular remains relatively high.
Globalement, le nombre des autorisations d’inscription au service d’immigration est resté stable en 2012, avec 157 800 certificats délivrés.
Tax administrations will play a central role as governments move to implement the measures they have agreed to counter offshore evasion and combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.
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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A promising outlook: as of 2012, 93% of young people in Ireland were expected to graduate from upper secondary education in their lifetimes.
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The Irish government has taken resolute action to address the unemployment challenge, launching the Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) initiative in early 2012. Drawing on the expertise and experience of OECD member countries, this preliminary review examines key aspects of the Action Plan for Jobs and highlights some key policy priorities to boost job creation.
Four years after its 2010 Environmental performance review, Ireland's mid-term report presents its main achievements, including reforms of the waste and water sectors, a new domestic water charge and a carbon tax.