Achieving strong growth in the global economy remains elusive, with only a modest recovery in advanced economies and slower activity in emerging markets, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook.
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The French health care system performs relatively well. Health outcomes are better than the OECD average and citizens enjoy good access to care. However, France is lagging behind other OECD countries in some areas including for example antibiotics prescribing or alcohol consumption.
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In 2012, 22% of students in France were low performers in mathematics (OECD average: 23%), 19% were low performers in reading (OECD average: 18%), 19% were low performers in science (OECD average: 18%), and 13% were low performers in all three of these subjects (OECD average: 12%).
This case study presents the French system of funding for political parties and campaigns, the expenditure rules that apply to campaigns, as well as the transparency and reporting measures in place. It also discusses the role of the French oversight body charged with ensuring compliance with existing rules.
L’édition de 2015 présente un certain nombre de nouveautés, dont : des données de 2014 sur les niveaux de formation et de participation au marché du travail, ainsi que des données de 2015 sur le temps d’instruction et les mécanismes d’évaluation ; des analyses plus détaillées sur la participation à l’éducation de la petite enfance et à l’enseignement tertiaire.
Over the past decade, France has substantially eased the burden of anti competitive regulations and effectively enforced competition law against anti-competitive practices.
On behalf of the OECD, Secretary-General Angel Gurría tonight condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric terrorist attacks perpetrated in Paris on the evening of 13 November.
On 14-15 January 2016 the OECD will host a Ministerial meeting on Labour and Employment, and a Policy Forum on the Future of Work.
In a note presented to French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron today (only available in French), the OECD estimates that five sets of measures in the Macron Law could potentially increase France’s GDP by 0.3% over 5 years and by 0.4% over 10 years.
France devotes a great deal of resources to vocational training for youths and especially adults, but the system is unduly complex and yields rather poor returns. The basic literacy and numeracy skills of many French adults remain weak in international comparison, with harmful effects on employment opportunities, wages and well-being.