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France is one of the world’s five leading economies, as measured by GDP, a position that it owes in particular to its strength in a number of knowledge-intensive sectors. Yet today, six years after the onset of the economic crisis, French growth remains weak – 0.4% this year, and at best 1% in 2015, according to the latest OECD projections.
The President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, met the Heads of five international economic organisations at the OECD on Friday 17th October to discuss the challenges facing the global economy.
Full implementation of the structural reforms adopted and announced in France would boost potential annual economic growth by one third, or 0.4 percentage points per year over ten years, according to the OECD.
Biographical note of France's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
In 2013, France provided USD 11.4 billion ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.41% of gross national income (GNI) and a 9.8% decrease in real terms from 2012.
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.
The OECD Headquarters was open to the general public for the Journées du Patrimoine on 20-21 September 2014.
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According to a new OECD report, variation in rates of health care activity across geographic areas in France is a cause for concern. Wide variation suggests that whether or not you will receive a particular health service depends greatly on the region where you live in France.
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Le niveau de formation a considérablement augmenté en France depuis 40 ans ; cette tendance est d’ailleurs encore plus marquée pour l’enseignement tertiaire.