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Israel has built a good healthcare system, combining universal coverage with a degree of competition and choice. However, some risks remain, at least in the medium term.
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Israel’s economy is threatened by a series of serious skills shortages arising from a retirement wave among highly-skilled migrants.
While Israel has closed the gap in average living standards with the most advanced OECD economies, a number of challenges lie ahead to ensure growth is sustainable and inclusive.
When people ask how’s life in Israel, we can tell them that life satisfaction, health status and educational attainment of Israelis is well above the OECD average. We also know that challenges remain, particularly as regards income poverty, housing and air quality.
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The tax burden in Israel increased by 0.5 percentage points from 30.6% to 31.1% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
Today, Israel becomes the 91st jurisdiction to join the Multilateral Convention on mutual administrative assistance in tax matters. This powerful instrument for cross-border tax assistance has now been signed by all OECD members – an important show of unity in our common fight against tax evasion.
En signant aujourd’hui la Convention multilatérale concernant l'assistance administrative mutuelle en matière fiscale, Israël devient la 91e juridiction à adhérer à l’instrument qui fait référence pour renforcer la transparence et combattre la fraude fiscale internationale.
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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Labour market conditions are improving in many OECD countries but the recovery from the recent economic crisis remains very uneven. Employment is still growing too slowly in the OECD area to close the jobs gap induced by the crisis, even by the end of 2016. Consequently, unemployment for the OECD as a whole is projected to continue its slow decline, reaching 6.6% by the end of 2016.
This report delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better support employment and economic development in Israel. It builds on sub-national data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in Haifa and Yizreel. It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local level in contributing to more and better quality jobs. The report can help national and local policy makers in Israel build effective and sustainable partnerships at the local level, which join-up efforts and achieve stronger outcomes across employment, training, and economic development policies. Co-ordinated policies can help workers find suitable jobs, while also stimulating entrepreneurship and productivity, which increases the quality of life and prosperity within a community as well as throughout the country.